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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).

UPDATE: Halifax County under winter weather advisory

Predicted accumulation of snow on Tuesday has the Virginia Department of Transportation on standby.

Trailer fire spreads to two other homes displacing 10

The American Red Cross is assisting 10 people, including five children, who were displaced Friday afternoon by a wind-swept fire that destroyed one trailer and damaged two others at Riverside Trailer Park on Philpott Highway near South Boston.

Two fires at same home spur probe

The South Boston Police Department and Virginia State Police are investigating the cause of two separate fires within a two-week period at an unoccupied house at 1907 North Main Street.

Antique car, tractor burn

No one was hurt in a Saturday morning garage fire on Wilson Road in Virgilina that resulted in $41,000 in damages, according to Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Harris.

Trailer in Nathalie destroyed

A 6-year-old child and her parents were displaced from their home early Friday morning after a fire destroyed their mobile home located at 1018 Thornton’s Road in Nathalie, according to a Red Cross representative. 

Celebration honors Martin Luther King Jr.

The Halifax County Business and Professional Council sponsored its annual birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street in South Boston.  Participating in the celebration are (front row from left) guest speakers Dr. Patricia Crews and Samuel Chambers; South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel, recipient of the council’s Community Service Award; and guest speaker Lamont Logan; (second row from left) Halifax County Business and Professional Council officer Helen Leigh; Dwight Scott, who introduced the guest speakers; and council officers Linda Owen and Mattie Cowan; (third row from left) council officers Sharon Medley, Gara Chandler and Stanley Jeffress; (back row from left) council officers Leland Luck and the Rev. Kevin Chandler.  

Raises eyed for library workers

No action was taken on moving the law library when the Halifax County Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday in the Halifax Library, but raises are being sought for library employees who haven’t seen a pay hike for the last five years. 

Woodview gets $435,000 in tobacco funding

Halifax Regional Health System was the recipient of $435,000 in economic development funding awarded last week by the Virginia Tobacco Commission for a 36-bed expansion at Woodview nursing home.