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Board approves changes in water, sewer rates

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved changes in the water and sewer rates that include a .56 percent increase in water rates and 1.4 percent increase in sewer rates for those living in the urban planning area along with a 15 percent decrease in water rates and 6.3 percent increase in sewer rates for those living in the Clover area.

Speakers: Motorsports more than just racing

Five supporters of the Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Academy made it quite clear Wednesday the program is needed and should not be eliminated if budget cuts are required in the upcoming school budget planning process.

Residents can weigh in on school budget

Halifax County School board members will hold a public hearing Wednesday to receive input on the 2013-2014 school budget in the school board office conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Bolling announces opposition to uranium mining and milling in state

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, the job creation czar in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration, joined local legislators, officials and businessmen in Danville Friday afternoon to announce his opposition to uranium mining and milling in Virginia.

SoBo Council to YMCA: ‘We got your back’

The YMCA of South Boston-Halifax County will receive an extra $4,000 appropriation for the current budget year, the result of a unanimous show of support from South Boston Town Council at Monday’s meeting.

Council OKs Poplar Creek rezoning for ‘Green Acres’

The Poplar Creek Subdivision may be “the place to be” after South Boston Town Council approved rezoning of 17 lots in the Poplar Creek Subdivision to allow for construction of “green energy” housing.

Vacation cap OK’d by school trustees

The cap has been set. After several discussions Halifax County School Board members unanimously approved a 30-day cap on vacation leave effective June 30 for vacation earning positions within the Halifax County Public School system.

Efficiency study offers ‘path’ for school officials

What’s next for Halifax County Public Schools? The efficiency review completed in March by Prismatic has given school administration a “path,” according to Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon.

Proposal to switch voting precinct raising ruckus

“Work it out.” This was the directive the Halifax County Board of Supervisors offered Monday evening to electoral board officials and firefighters from North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department who find themselves at odds over whether the Republican Grove Precinct polling place should be moved from the fire station across the road to First Baptist Church of Republican Grove.

Supes give green light to $150,000 grant match

Halifax County Supervisors in a 7-1 vote Monday evening gave the green light to provide $150,000 in matching funds for a tobacco commission grant for renovation of the Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center.