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Mike Sexton appointed to Halifax planning commission; hearing set on budget

Halifax Town Council voted to appointed former Halifax County Industrial Development Director Mike Sexton to fill the vacant position on the Planning Commission during the monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Chief Financial Officer to be recommended to school board members Monday

In addition to filling the position of school superintendent, Halifax County School Board members also are working to find a replacement to fill the vacancy of outgoing Chief Financial Officer Bill Covington who will retire June 30.

Motorsport camp steers to Clover

Camp Motorsport is coming to Clover. Halifax County Supervisors unanimously gave the green light Monday night for Summerfield Realty Group, LLC to operate the youth and adult camp on Mount Laurel Road in Clover following a public hearing on a conditional use permit.

After debate, supervisors support DCC advancement manufacturing initiative

It took three motions, more than an hour of discussion and finally a verbal promise from Danville Community College President Carlyle Ramsey before the Halifax County Board of Supervisors was convinced Monday evening to offer a letter of support for a proposed program expansion of the college’s Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training.

Developers want to revive former Camp Staunton Meadows

Halifax County Supervisors are slated to decide whether to permit Summerfield Realty Group, LLC to operate a youth and adult camp on Mount Laurel Road in Clover when they meet tonight at 6:30 in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Write-in candidate wins seat on Scottsburg Council

Although Robert Guthrie chose not to seek re-election to Scottsburg Town Council in Tuesday’s election, voters decided otherwise. A total of 11 write-in votes were cast for Scottsburg Town Council.

SoBo Council considers financial support of coalition

South Boston Town Council, which had previously discussed financial support for an anti-uranium mining group, again broached the subject Monday evening during its monthly work session.

South Boston Town Council forum keeps it cordial

Candidates for South Boston Town Council found little to disagree on during a forum Thursday night at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum on subjects ranging from taxes, efficiency of town government, the ban on uranium mining and town funding issues.

Extra state funds more like drop in bucket for schools

The long-awaited approval of the state budget brought an additional $277,000 to Halifax County Public Schools, Chief Financial Officer Bill Covington said this week.

School network positions: Plug not yet pulled

No letters of termination have been sent to the 15 computer lab local area network (LAN) managers employed by Halifax County Public Schools.