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Sunday hunting measures progress

RICHMOND — Two bills seeking to allow Sunday hunting of deer and wild animals on private Virginia property and state waters are progressing through the General Assembly.

Gateway Project construction set to begin

Construction is about to begin in Halifax on the Banister River Gateway Project that will include bridge streetlights, gateway sign, wayside with parking and interpretive signage, a river overlook, river access and future trailhead to the Tobacco Heritage Trail located adjacent to the recently constructed bridge on Scenic Byway 360.

Groups line up to ask for more funds from budget

Halifax County Administrator Jim Halasz and Finance Director Stephanie Jackson are in the process of developing a 2014-15 budget draft, and Monday afternoon they sought guidance from the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee during the first meeting in the annual budget process.

Board passes resolution against Sunday hunting

“The horse is out of the barn with this. We can adopt a resolution, but,” said ED-4 Supervisor Doug Bowman Monday evening as the Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted 7-0 to pass a resolution opposing Sunday hunting.

Agenda targets Sunday hunting

When Halifax County Board of Supervisors meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax, saying no to Sunday hunting is expected to top the board’s agenda.

Property owners not in mood to compromise

Downtown South Boston property and business owners, not happy with the possibility of their properties being rezoned from manufacturing to business, in large part were still unhappy after hearing a summary of options presented them during Monday’s town council work session.

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.