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Owen to fill seat on Halifax County Board of Supervisors

Vernon Hill resident Norman Ray Owen was selected to fill the ED-3 supervisor seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors in an emergency meeting called Tuesday night.

Public hearing set tonight on reassessment, real estate tax

Halifax County Supervisors are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the 2014 reassessment that necessitates a proposed 1-cent hike in the real estate tax rate when they meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Tax hike balances budget

Halifax County’s proposed 2014/15 budget is balanced, but it will require a one-cent hike in the real estate tax rate.

County ‘in good shape’ to borrow for renovations

Halifax County has a “strong” debt profile and is in “good shape right now” for borrowing $19.27 million that will be needed to renovate the historical Halifax County Courthouse, sheriff’s department office space and industrial arts building.

Edmunds gets seat on tobacco commission

James Edmund, R-Halifax, who is serving his third term representing the 60th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

Ahead of courthouse makeover, a massive move

Before any renovations get underway on the historic Halifax Courthouse, a rash of renovations, remodeling and remakes are scheduled to take place so offices can be shuffled around to make room for the courthouse and sheriff’s office moves.

Emergency operation plan update highlights low-key SoBo meeting

A low key South Boston Town Council meeting on Monday saw Fire Chief Steve Phillips present an update on revisions to the Halifax County Emergency Operation Plan.

Tough crowd asks tough questions on coal ash

EPA officials assured a standing room only crowd at the Washington-Coleman Community Center in South Boston on Thursday that drinking water from the Dan River was safe, while a Duke Energy representative told them customers would not be liable for cleanup costs associated with the spill.

Tax hike floated to boost county revenue

A 2-cent hike in the county real estate rate may loom in the future for county taxpayers.

EPA to brief area on coal ash spill

The United States Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community briefing Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss the Eden, N.C., coal ash spill that occurred Feb. 2 polluting the Dan River with tons of toxic coal ash sludge.