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School facilities in line for upgrades

Several Halifax County school system buildings and equipment are slated to see improvements over a three-year capital improvement and equipment replacement plan, according to Maintenance Director Larry Roller. 

Project awarded $1.1 million

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) was awarded a $1,140,535 Southside Economic Development Grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission for Phase III of the Green View Advanced Manufacturing rehabilitation project.

South Boston man survives collision with train

A 70-year-old South Boston man is lucky to be alive after he apparently became disoriented and drove onto the railroad tracks in Halifax into the path of an oncoming locomotive Wednesday afternoon.

Apartment blaze leaves mother, child homeless

An apartment fire Monday night displaced a South Boston woman and her 16-month-old son and resulted in $40,000 damage to the apartment complex located at 1611 Haskins Street in South Boston.

Closing schools eyed during budget talks

Halifax County School Board is seeking just about the same amount of local funding schools received from the county last year, it was decided Monday night when the board met during a budget work session held at Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

L. E. Coleman African-American Museum to host King breakfast Jan. 20

The L. E. Coleman African-American Museum will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20, at 8 a.m. at The Prizery located at 700 Bruce St. in South Boston.

Cluster Springs home total loss in fire; one of three blazes to strike over weekend

One family was left homeless in an early Sunday morning blaze on Cluster Springs Road, and South Boston Police are investigating a suspicious Saturday morning fire in a vacant home on North Main Street.

School board budget work session slated

Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon will lead a budget work session Monday evening. 

Danville man wins $1 million from ticket purchased in SoBo

“I’m elated! It’s surreal!” That’s how 24-year-old John Humphries III reacted to winning $1 million in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. His ticket was one of three in the New Year’s Day drawing to win the million-dollar top prize.

Cathy Cosby takes oath of office in Friday ceremony

Cathy Cosby, a familiar face at the Halifax County Courthouse for over 30 years, was sworn in Friday as Halifax County Circuit Clerk of Court.