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South Boston Town Council gives $5,000 in uranium fight

South Boston Town Council voted Monday night to donate $5,000 to The Virginia Coalition in its ongoing battle to prevent the ban on uranium mining in Virginia from being lifted.

New superintendent to be announced Friday

The search is over. Halifax County School board members will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Friday in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex announce the new superintendent of schools. 

On firings, Halifax County School Board stands firm

Halifax County School board members had a long night Monday that included more than three hours behind closed doors.

New manufacturer one step closer to getting tobacco funds

Southside Economic Development Committee of the Virginia Tobacco Commission met at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston on Tuesday afternoon giving a green light to Project Colt, the code name for a manufacturer of luxury custom designed and finished cabinetry committing to locate in Area A of Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Suspect flees after crashing stolen vehicle Monday

An unknown driver driving a stolen vehicle fled the scene following an accident that occurred Monday morning on Huell Matthews Highway, one-tenth of a mile north of Bill Tuck Highway. 

Pinto Stampede 2012 to travel through South Boston

The Second Annual Pinto Stampede, a 600-mile drive conducted by enthusiasts of the Ford Pinto of the 1970s, will take place Thursday and Friday beginning at Martinsville Speedway, continuing through South Boston and concluding at Summit Point, West Virginia; site of the Jefferson 500.

Strong courses found in Halifax County schools

Halifax County Public Schools has “strong programs” in place for its students regardless of what career path they choose following graduation, but division curriculum needs to be reviewed and revised in all content areas to emphasize reading and writing across the curriculum.

Solar project not coming; would have created about 150 jobs in Halifax County

Plans to develop a pilot demonstration facility for solar power generation and battery storage in the county have been cancelled, according to Jim Norvelle, a spokesman for Dominion Virginia Power.

Secretary of Natural Resources views Staunton River recovery

Staunton River State Park welcomed Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech on Friday morning as he viewed the tornado recovery and reconstruction of the park from the April 16, 2011 tornado that left the park in devastation.

Halifax County Public Schools honors Teacher of the Year

Halifax County Public Schools honored Diana S. Watts of the South Boston/Halifax and Cluster Springs Early Learning Centers as 2012 Division Teacher of the Year Thursday evening during the annual Teacher of the Year banquet held at The Prizery.