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IDA pushing for county backing of $1.3 million grant

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will be asked to support the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority’s tobacco commission grant request for $1.3 million to further renovate the Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Halifax County school retirees keep pushing for answers

Months after the Halifax County School Board abruptly voted to terminate the Local Optional Retirement Plan (LORP) for retiring school employees, disgruntled retirees, feeling betrayed, continue to seek answers from school officials concerning why the program was halted in July.

Decking downtown comes at hefty price

In a sluggish economy, everyone has to make difficult choices, and with the holiday season close at hand the Town of South Boston is considering a cost-saving measure regarding the decoration of the Bradford pear trees lining Main Street.

Roundabout is fair play for South Boston

The use of roundabouts as a means of improving traffic flow along the busy Hamilton Boulevard corridor was discussed at Monday’s town council meeting.

Halifax police get new patrol car

The Town of Halifax Police Department was among six law enforcement departments receiving new patrol cars Friday morning during a ceremony held at the State Capitol.

Absentee voting deadline nears

A registered voter who will be unable to go to the polls to vote in the Nov. 6 election, due to health or being out of town on business or school, may vote by absentee ballot, according to Halifax County General Registrar Judy Meeler.

School board ponders capping vacation

Halifax County School Board members are discussing lowering the cap on the amount of vacation time school employees are allowed to accumulate from 60 days to 30 days.

‘Cottage district’ in SoBo?

Residents of the area surrounding the proposed Washington-Coleman Community Center had a chance Thursday evening to ask questions about a project South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel said could evolve into the “Washington-Coleman Cottage District.”

Residents urged to participate in Great SouthEast ShakeOut

According to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders, nearly 600,000 Virginians and more than a million people nationwide are expected to take part in the Great SouthEast ShakeOut, the first simultaneous earthquake drill to be held in Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and Washington, D.C. 

Group to take read on future of libraries

What to do with the two libraries in Halifax County — that’s what six members of a “reenergized and rebirthed” joint library committee will discuss in coming months after Halifax County Board of Supervisors and South Boston and Halifax town councils unanimously voted Monday night to reestablish the committee comprised of two members of each governing body.