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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.

Paraprofessionals terminated after high school fight

Following a closed session meeting on personnel issues Thursday night, Halifax County School Board members unanimously approved the termination of two paraprofessionals who were involved in an altercation Wednesday at Halifax County High School.

Sutherlin woman dies three days after collision

A 60-year-old Sutherlin woman was transported to Halifax Regional Hospital and later taken to Duke University Medical Center for injuries she sustained in a three-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning at the intersection of Highway 58 and State Route 658 in Turbeville.

Nathalie teenager killed in Saturday accident

A 17-year-old Nathalie juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday night on a private graveled drive located off State Route 603 (Lennig Road) in Nathalie.

24 apply for Halifax County superintendent position

Halifax County School Board members met in closed session for several hours Wednesday to discuss the 24 superintendent applications received.

Halifax County's Grace Baptist Church growing again

Grace Baptist Church has once again decided to expand.