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Rat woes exposed in closed meeting treated as personnel issue

A few eyebrows were raised Monday night when Halifax County School Board Chairman Kim Farson said trustees had discussed the rat droppings incident at Halifax County Middle School behind closed doors following a school board meeting in July. 

Halifax County High School students pay tribute to veterans

“I am honored and pleased to be here today to remember our veterans here in Halifax County and across the nation,” Halifax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom West said to a crowd of students and veterans gathered in the Halifax County High School gym Monday morning during the 2013 Veterans Day celebration.

Former Halifax mayor dies at 66

The community of Halifax is mourning the death of former Town Mayor Dennis Osborne who passed away Monday in Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, N. C. from complications from a spinal injury.

9 months later, rat droppings incident comes to light

Emma Sims, a former cafeteria worker at the Halifax County Middle School, stopped short of accusing Halifax County School Board members of ignoring her complaints concerning “rat droppings” she said were found in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria in February.

Two trustees: No money for Governor’s School

Halifax County School Board simply does not have the money to rejoin the regional Governor’s School in Keysville, according to two members who made their thoughts known Monday during the regular monthly board meeting.

Fire destroys Bethel Road mobile home

A Monday morning fire destroyed the Bethel Road mobile home belonging to Paul Dease, but no one was injured in the blaze.

SLIDESHOW: A thank-you to vets

Dozens filled Constitution Square in downtown South Boston for the Veterans Day ceremony held after the annual Veterans Day Parade down Wilborn Avenue on Saturday morning. 

Halifax County home values decline

Property values in Halifax County have fallen about 1 to 2 percent across the board over the past two years, according to the most recent reassessment of real estate, but land values seemed to have held their own.

$60,000 loan to Prizery repaid

Community Arts Center Foundation, Inc., operator of The Prizery, announced Friday they have repaid in full the loan made by the board of supervisors.  

Looking to the past to ensure the future

“We Shall Not Be Moved” was the theme for the 2013 National Association For The Advancement of Colored People Freedom Fund Banquet held at The Prizery Thursday night.