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Transfer of nursing home beds subject of July 9 public hearing

Halifax Regional Health System’s proposal to relocate a total of 54 nursing bed homes from the recently-closed South Boston Manor will be the subject of a public hearing on July 9 at town council chambers in South Boston.

New assistant principals named at middle, high schools

New high school and middle school assistant principals were named Monday night when Halifax County School Board members emerged from a special called meeting closed session held in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Gas war breaks out as new station opens in Centerville

Summer came in with a bang at the pump. With the opening of Murphy Express gas station on Old Halifax Road on Thursday, the battle of the lowest price of unleaded gas began. 

Senator: Education best hope for region

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va) stopped at South Boston’s ABB Inc. plant Friday morning to tour the manufacturing facilities before holding an employee town hall meeting that was open to the public. 

Weekend ceremony marks bridge victory

Tuesday marks the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge, and many local residents made their way to Staunton River Battlefield State Park on Friday night and Saturday morning to remember the Confederate victory.

1963 Mary Bethune Alum to travel long distances for 50th reunion

With less than two weeks left until the Mary Bethune Class of 1963 50th class reunion takes place June 28-30, many class members are preparing to travel to South Boston from all parts of the country to celebrate reaching this important mark.

Special event planned for historic Cluster Springs Home

The staff and youth of Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes have been working hard in preparation for the upcoming special event “Re-opening the Door to Sunnyview at Cluster Springs.”  

While training, police dive team searches river bed

In search of buried “treasures,” the Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team completed a training exercise Thursday at the Banister River Bridge.

Drenching downpour soaks Riverdale bank

Benchmark opened at its regular time Thursday morning, and associates were busy helping customers amid the loud noise of multiple fans drying the remnants of what Mother Nature had left behind from a drenching downpour Tuesday afternoon. 

Despite weather, project proceeding on warehouse

Progress continues on the New Brick Warehouse apartment project despite workers dodging raindrops during a rainy spring.