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Report: McAuliffe takes firm stance against uranium

When Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe takes office in January, he will veto any legislation that facilitates uranium mining in the state.

Supervisors delay rezoning Shepherd’s Gate community

Halifax County Supervisors wasted no time Monday night tabling action on Mary Blakeslee’s request to rezone the Belt Subdivision in the Shepherd’s Gate community to allow single-family residential dwellings.

McAuliffe takes Virginia, but Halifax County leans GOP

With 95 percent of the votes counted statewide Tuesday night at press time, Terry McAuliffe had declared victory while holding on to a slim lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in a very tight Virginia gubernatorial election.

Supes to consider rezoning issue

Halifax County Supervisors plan to reconsider Mary Blakeslee’s request to rezone the Belt Subdivision in the Shepherd’s Gate community to allow single-family residential dwellings when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

SoBo Council OKs public hearings for budget amendments

South Boston Town Council, at its Monday work session, authorized a public hearing for its Nov. 4 meeting regarding a budget amendment appropriating monies to both the New Brick Lofts housing project and Washington-Coleman Community Center.

Final Candidates Forum to be held Tuesday at museum

The final of four Candidates Forums will be held on Tuesday at the South Boston/Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History in South Boston beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

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.