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Planners to discuss suspension of VFW veterans’ sweepstakes

The Halifax Planning Commission will perform a zoning review of VFW Post #8243’s “Support A Veteran Sweepstakes” when it meets tonight at 7 p.m. in the Halifax Town Hall.

Budget stalemate irks Halifax County delegate

He’s not one for political finger-pointing, but Tuesday Del. James Edmunds said he was as upset “as he has ever been,” after Senate Democrats killed the state budget.

Halifax County the new 'ground zero' for uranium mining?

Andrew Lester, president of the Roanoke River Basin Association, showed how the Banister River would be contaminated forever if excess rains, earthquake, tornado or other catastrophe caused a failure in one of eight proposed uranium tailings containment cells at Coles Hill in neighboring Pittsylvania County.

Search stalls for new Halifax County administrator

The search for a new county administrator seems to have stalled, and Halifax County Board of Supervisors on Monday night asked County Administrator George Nester to stay through June.

County supervisors, councils gather tonight to hear uranium report

Andrew Lester, president of the Roanoke River Basin Association, is slated to present the association’s report on Virginia Beach Uranium Mining Phase II Study to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and the South Boston and Halifax town councils tonight at 6 p.m. when they hold a joint meeting in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Halifax council continues uranium billboards

Halifax Town Council members voted to renew the lease on both of their “Keep the Ban” billboards during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

South Boston studying funding for Main Street

On a night when the Town of South Boston and Destination Downtown South Boston (DDSB) were presented with a Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award, Tamyra Vest, Wayne Fuller and Gene Haugh assured town council’s finance committee their organization was doing all it could to revitalize downtown South Boston while keeping the current economic crunch in mind.

Halifax Town Council updated on police chief, Dollar General

Eight applications have been submitted for the position of Halifax Police Chief, Town Manager Carl Espy told Halifax Town Council during its combined committee meeting and work session Wednesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Rifle hunting now permitted from ground in Halifax County

Hunters in the county can now hunt from ground level with rifles larger than .22 caliber rimfire after the Halifax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Monday night to amend an ordinance in an effort to manage the county’s coyote and deer populations.

Superintendent search, efficiency study topics of school board meetings

Halifax County School Board members will hold a special closed meeting today with representatives of the Virginia School Board Association to discuss the search for a new superintendent to replace Superintendent Paul Stapleton who will leave at the end of June.