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Interviews for superintendent candidates set

Halifax County School Board members announced Monday their schedule for interviewing possible candidates for the superintendent position.

Upbeat Sinai Elementary School principal to retire

Halifax County Public Schools will lose yet another tenured educator this June as Michael R. Wilborne, principal at Sinai Elementary School, retires after nearly four decades within the school system.

Study: To save money, 2 schools should close

Closing two elementary schools, adding personnel to the school’s central office in Halifax and removing high school lockers for scrap metal are among some of the 122 recommendations found in the 487-page comprehensive efficiency review School Superintendent Paul Stapleton released Wednesday afternoon.

Motion filed to set aside verdict in SoBo shooting case

The attorney for Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator Thomas Lewis filed a motion on behalf of Lewis on Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court seeking to set aside a jury’s verdict awarding $400,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages to the estate of the man shot and killed during an incident at Sheetz in Riverdale on July 2, 2008.

County crew returns from massive wildfire battle

Massive wildfires have consumed more than 20,000 acres in Southwest Virginia this week.

Innovation Center plans open house

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and Halifax Educational Foundation will host the Innovation Center Open House on Sunday, April 22, from 2-5 p.m., and the community is invited to attend.

English teacher earns national certification

Accomplishment, pride and validation are all emotions Melody Parnell said she experienced after being recognized last week by the Halifax County School Board for becoming the second Halifax County Public School teacher to attain National Board Certification.

Two new names to join list on War Memorial

Two additional names plus the Iraq War name and dates will be added to the Halifax County War Memorial bringing the total names listed to 751 after Halifax County Board of Supervisors granted approval to the War Memorial Oversight Committee last week during its regular monthly meeting.

February job market improves

The jobless rate brightened a bit in Halifax County in February as the unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent, four-tenths of a percent lower than the 10 percent jobless rate in January, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.

Crews battle woods fire; county under red flag warning

Halifax County was under a red flag warning Monday and Tuesday, and fire department officials warned area residents to be cautious due to the combination of strong and gusty winds, low relative humidities and dry fine fuels.