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Woman raising funds in typhoon tragedy

With victims of Typhoon Haiyan ever present on her mind, Halifax resident Cheryl Church has created the Cheryl Church Philippine Disaster Relief Fund in hopes of helping to meet the urgent needs of those impacted for food, clean water and emergency shelter. 

With great need to feed, area groups step up help

Monday kicked off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and with the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner many local charitable organizations in Halifax County are gearing up to help those less fortunate.

Water, sewer rate changes lead agenda

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors is slated to discuss advertising water and sewer rate changes and set a public hearing during its monthly meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the authority office conference room on Houghton Avenue in South Boston.

Tensions run high with $5K donation to Virginia Coalition

After several months of wrangling over whether it is appropriate for the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority to contribute $5,000 to Virginia Coalition to continue its fight to keep the ban on uranium mining, authority board members voted 5 to 2 in favor of making the donation Friday morning.

Librarian eager to enjoy small town life

The newly hired 29-year-old South Boston Library Branch Manager, Chris Thompson of Warrington, N.C., is excited to come to work in a small town.

HCCA luminary service set Dec. 8

Halifax County Cancer Association will hold a luminary service on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of the courthouse in Halifax.  The service will be held as a way to honor or remember a loved one that is fighting or has lost their battle to cancer.  

New library branch manager moving from Raleigh to SoBo

Library board members announced Tuesday they would soon welcome newcomer, Chris Thompson, as the new South Boston library branch manager.

Ribbon cutting, tour held for county’s newest plant

Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and its development partner NOVI Energy and more than 150 Virginia state and local officials and guests celebrated the “grand opening” of the NOVEC Energy Production, Halifax County Biomass plant Thursday with a luncheon at The Prizery followed by a ribbon cutting and plant tour. 

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.