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Halifax sets time limit on parking

Halifax Town Police will begin enforcing two-hour parking in downtown Halifax as soon as the Virginia Department of Transportation installs new signage this week.

Land donated for Banister River Gateway Project

Since identifying the significance of the surrounding natural resources found along Banister Lake and the Banister River in the 2007 Comprehensive Plan, staff with the Town of Halifax has been working with the Southside Planning District Commission, Dan River Basin Association, Roanoke River Basin Association-Upper Reach, Roanoke River Rails-to-Trail (Tobacco Heritage Trail), APVA, Halifax County Historical Society, Banister River Garden Club, Halifax County Tourism Office, VA Canals and Navigations Society, Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and other organizations, local civic groups and interested citizens to secure VDOT Enhancement Grant Funds for the construction of the Banister River Gateway Project.

Tourism grant sought to promote secret treasures

Tourism, one of Halifax County’s well-kept secrets, soon may be getting a boost as Halifax County and Mecklenburg County have teamed up to apply for a Virginia Tourism Corporation marketing grant to develop a river trail system mapping out area rivers.

Presentations to highlight joint meeting tonight

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint meeting with South Boston and Halifax town councils to hear three presentations tonight beginning at 6 in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Halifax County Registrar makes election to retire

After serving as county registrar for two decades, Cluster Springs resident Judy Meeler has decided to call it quits.

Halifax Council donates $5,000 to Coalition

In an effort to keep the statewide ban on uranium mining, Halifax Town Council unanimously approved a $5,000 donation for Virginia during its monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Commonwealth's Attorney candidates square off at forum

By Ashley Hodge 

Staff writer 

The two candidates for Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Michael Freshour and Tracy Quackenbush-Martin, participated in an open forum Tuesday night at Mt. Laurel Ruritan Club featuring a question and answer session with Nick Long, general manager of 95.3 WHLF FM, moderating.

School Board candidates square off at forum

By Ashley Hodge 

Staff writer 

Tuesday began the first of four public candidate forums featuring candidates running for local offices. The forums are being sponsored by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and Halifax County Farm Bureau. 

SoBo Council donates $5,000 for fight against uranium mining

Resident speaks in opposition to donation

South Boston Town Council voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to make a $5,000 donation to the Virginia Coalition in its fight to keep the ban on uranium mining in neighboring Pittsylvania County.

Supes fund $5,000 to continue fight against uranium mining

Continuing to lend support to keeping the ban on uranium mining, Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1, with two abstentions, to give The Virginia Coalition $5,000.