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Veteran school maintenance director taking job in Charlotte County

After assembling a team of which he is very proud that has made strides in keeping Halifax County Public Schools energy efficient, Director of Maintenance and Operations Larry Roller is resigning.  

After snow, bitter cold to settle in for several days

Due to the prediction of inclement weather, Halifax County Public Schools and schools in surrounding areas were closed Tuesday. 

‘Struggle Continues’ theme of King breakfast

“Our homework is not completely finished,” Dr. James J. Davis told hundreds attending the Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast held at The Prizery Monday morning. L. E. Coleman African-American Museum sponsored the event. “The Struggle Continues” was the theme for the breakfast, and Davis served as keynote speaker sharing King’s dream with the audience and noting there is still work to be done before King’s dream will be complete.

Five schools see beefed up security

Since the beginning of September, the Halifax County Public School Maintenance Department has been working to find a balance between maintenance and repair as they work to complete installation of security equipment along with other regular duties. 

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.