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Pay plan one step closer for teachers

Teachers in Halifax County schools got one step closer to having a pay plan after Halifax County School Board members agreed to allow the Virginia Association of School Superintendents to begin a compensation study on public school teachers here.

SoBo man burned in mobile home fire

A 20-year-old South Boston man received burns and was transported to Halifax Regional Hospital as a result of a stove fire in a mobile home on Alphonse Dairy Road Thursday afternoon.

Campaign fundraiser halted after learning State Code guidelines prohibits raffles

Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Freshour said Thursday he immediately suspended a campaign fundraiser last week after learning it did not comply with State Board of Elections guidelines.

Middle school robotics program gets $5,500 boost

Tad Deriso, president and CEO of Mid-Atlantic Broadband, and Greg Lytz, vice president of Mid-Atlantic Broadband, announced Tuesday their gift of $5,500 to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation for the Halifax County Middle School Lego Robotics program.

UPDATE: Former sheriff gets 10 months work release

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin will serve 10 months in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax on five embezzlement charges following a sentencing hearing Thursday morning in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Former sheriff to learn punishment Thursday

Sentencing for former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin on five embezzlement charges is scheduled Thursday morning in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Tobacco barn workshop to be held Nov. 6

Halifax County tobacco barn owners will have an opportunity to learn how to apply for money to repair their structures at a grant workshop to be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Halifax County/South Boston Visitor Center located at 1180 Bill Tuck Highway (U.S. 58) in South Boston.

Will county Governor’s School make a comeback?

Halifax County School Board will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex.

Banquet sets theme of preparing for tomorrow

Pledging to prepare the community for tomorrow, the Halifax County NAACP will host its Freedom Fund Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at The Prizery located at 700 Bruce St. in South Boston. 

Virginia Coalition: The battle is not over

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