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With room ablaze, Woodview patients rescued by staff

No one was hurt, but 60 residents of Unit 3 at The Woodview had to be evacuated early Saturday morning after a fire destroyed Room 315 and caused significant smoke damage to that section of the nursing home.

Academy aims ‘to reach people with the gospel’

After praying about it for three years, Grace Baptist Church members have set into motion Grace Christian Academy for grades K-5 at 1058 Buckshoal Road in Virgilina. 

Dog tag deadline Feb. 1

Dog owners are reminded the 2014 dog tags need to be on dogs by Feb. 1, said Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster.  

Warner hears job concerns on Southern Va. swing

Jobs, or the lack thereof, in addition to student debt continue to be the chief concerns of Southern Virginians if you ask Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D).

Veteran school maintenance director taking job in Charlotte County

After assembling a team of which he is very proud that has made strides in keeping Halifax County Public Schools energy efficient, Director of Maintenance and Operations Larry Roller is resigning.  

After snow, bitter cold to settle in for several days

Due to the prediction of inclement weather, Halifax County Public Schools and schools in surrounding areas were closed Tuesday. 

‘Struggle Continues’ theme of King breakfast

“Our homework is not completely finished,” Dr. James J. Davis told hundreds attending the Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast held at The Prizery Monday morning. L. E. Coleman African-American Museum sponsored the event. “The Struggle Continues” was the theme for the breakfast, and Davis served as keynote speaker sharing King’s dream with the audience and noting there is still work to be done before King’s dream will be complete.

Five schools see beefed up security

Since the beginning of September, the Halifax County Public School Maintenance Department has been working to find a balance between maintenance and repair as they work to complete installation of security equipment along with other regular duties. 

Library reaching out with online presence

With the number of Kindle, iPad and smart phone users growing, the Halifax County/South Boston Public Library System has been trying to reach out to them by expanding their online presence over the past two years. 

Committee to hear Sunday hunting legislation Wednesday

HB 1237, a bill that would allow Sunday hunting under certain circumstances, will be addressed Wednesday in House Room C, at 8:30 a.m. before the full Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, according to Del. James E. Edmunds (R-Halifax).