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Former workers stunned at McDonald’s firings

Several employees from the Centerville, Riverdale and Clarksville McDonald’s were left in shock after being terminated without notice from their jobs beginning Monday.

Deputy and dog duo stay side by side no matter what

After two years of tracking and searching for runaway suspects and missing people, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Handler Deputy C. A. Bates V said he and his search and rescue dog Sid have formed a pretty strong bond and work very well together.

Board rubber stamps increase for school lunches

Three proposals, a cost increase in school lunch, using a food service management company and changes to the food service plan at Cluster Springs Early Learning Center were discussed at the Halifax County School Board meeting Monday night, but the increase in cost was the only one approved.

In ‘pay now or pay later’ move, contribution rate increased

Halifax County School Board signed a resolution to authorize an increase of the employer contribution rate to the Virginia Retirement System to a certified rate of 10.98 percent at the Halifax County School Board meeting Monday evening.

School lunch prices rising again? Board to take up issue

Next school year parents may be digging a little deeper into their pockets to pay for their child’s school lunch. 

Landmark day in Noland Village

A crowd flocked to the 25th annual Noland Day Celebration Saturday in Providence featuring antique tractor and machinery displays, antique and classic cars, quarter scale tractors, hit and miss engines of all types, arts and crafts, artisans, woodworkers, children’s activities, a live farm animal display and stew cooked on site along with freshly grilled bologna burgers and hot dogs. 

Dozens of cadets awarded

More than 89 cadets were awarded 22 JROTC awards presented during the Halifax County High School JROTC awards ceremony Thursday.

Library budget, strategic plan updates set Tuesday

Library board members will hear an update on the FY 2015 operating budget and an update on their strategic plan during their meeting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Halifax County Library.

Noland Day marks milestone anniversary

It’s been 25 years since Noland Village was recreated, and on Saturday the public is invited to come out and celebrate the milestone 25th anniversary of the annual Historic Noland Village Country Fair Day, simply known as Noland Day.  

Board ponders future of libraries

On the heels of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors approving level funding for both public county libraries Monday evening, the library board met with County Administrator Jim Halasz Wednesday evening to discuss possible future funding and the future of library services.