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Halifax buildings undergo makeover

Phase I of the historic courthouse renovations project is underway in the Town of Halifax and involves renovation of the county administrative offices for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

North Main home suffers $15,000 in damages from fire

An early morning fire on Monday caused approximately $15,000 in damage to a two-story frame house on North Main Street in South Boston, according to fire officials.

School supply ministry launching sixth season

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Educational campaign features Clover farmer

The nation’s top crop and the farm families who grow it return to the U.S. capital this summer for the sixth year in a row as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition educational program. 

Tobacco funds sought for alternative water supply

Following two recent events that have negatively impacted public water supplies in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, the Halifax County Service Authority is looking at potential backup water sources.

Reception honors a gallery of greatness

Seven local African-Americans will be honored with a reception on Friday for their achievements as the most influential and respected African-American leaders in South Boston/Halifax County.

Former cafeteria worker not backing down

Although Emma Sims wants to go back to work in a school cafeteria, she said Friday she is not going to be “pacified” by the Halifax County School Board’s offer last week to work as a substitute cafeteria worker in the upcoming school year.

Equipment issue temporarily limits some library services

South Boston Public Library System experienced the failure of a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) on Thursday. This device allows access to the library’s integrated library system (ILS) and the online catalog.  

Parents look for closure after suspect indicted

After two years of praying and hoping that their daughter, Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis, would come home alive, Gayle Snead and Kenneth Beadles said Wednesday they are finally accepting she may never come home.

Officials to appeal athletic proposal

Halifax County High School officials will appeal the Virginia High School League’s proposed 2015-2016 conference and region realignment plan that places Halifax County High School in a conference with six Richmond-area schools and a region that will include beach-area schools to the east.