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Sunday hunting debate returns

The full House of Delegates will take up HB 1237 this week to decide whether hunting will be allowed across the state on Sunday.

Attorney General comes out against state marriage ban

Attorney General Mark R. Herring on Thursday changed Virginia’s legal position in Bostic v. Rainey, siding with the plaintiffs in the pending case challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage rights for same sex couples.

Zoning re-write issue rises again in South Boston

South Boston Town Council and town planners received very little public input or feedback during their deliberations over a comprehensive zoning ordinance rewrite last year.

Residents wade into water woes

Concerned citizens gathered in the Midway Volunteer Fire Department Thursday night to discuss how to save local impaired bodies of water in southeastern Halifax County.

Supervisors to elect new leader in re-organizational meeting tonight

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to determine the use of a tie-breaker, the term of office for board officers and the method of officers’ selection during Monday night’s annual organizational meeting that will get under way at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Town of South Boston to collect Christmas trees

As in the past, the Town of South Boston will dispose of Christmas trees placed at the curb. 

Water study grant flows

The small town of Virgilina is booming, and big things are beginning to happen with a new Family Dollar store opening earlier this month and a new gas station in the works.

State senator named Legislator of Year

Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts recently presented its Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Frank Ruff of Mecklenburg County.  

Harrell sworn in to fill vacant post on South Boston Town Council

Winston Harrell was sworn in Friday morning as the newest member of South Boston Town Council.

Finance committee ponders ways to fund courthouse renovations

Steps needed to begin projects leading ultimately to renovations at the historic courthouse in Halifax must begin no later than early February.