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Coalition funding tops agenda for South Boston Town Council

A funding request from the Virginia Coalition heads the agenda for tonight’s South Boston Town Council work session.

Storm claims create woes for Farm Bureau

Approximately 250 members gathered at the annual meeting of the Halifax County Farm Bureau Tuesday evening. The event featured Darlene Wells, executive vice president and general manager of the Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Company, as guest speaker.

Search continues for library staff

A total of 10 individuals have applied for the position of South Boston Library branch manager, according to Library Director Joseph Zappacosta.

Pumpkin Patch fundraiser kicks off today

The Worship Center Foursquare Church in South Boston will host a pumpkin patch beside the Heritage House on Old Halifax Road to raise funds for Habitat For Humanity beginning Friday night through Oct. 26.

For amputee, an outpouring of community support

Deanna Perkins, a 27-year-old wife and mother, is beyond grateful for the support she has received since undergoing surgery in August. 

Ribbon cutting Saturday for Washington-Coleman Community Center

With work wrapping up on Phase II of the Washington-Coleman Community Center, a ribbon cutting ceremony has been set for Saturday morning at 10 a.m., South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel announced Tuesday.

Funding eyed for workforce programs

When the Virginia Tobacco Commission meets Thursday in Bristol, it will vote on funding two projects for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center aimed at developing more than 200 workforce ready individuals in the advanced manufacturing and welding fields.

Downtown bash returns this weekend

Fall welcomes the 22nd annual South Boston Harvest Festival on Saturday when the streets of Historic Downtown South Boston will come alive.

Voter registration deadline nears

Anyone wishing to vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election has a little less than three weeks to register.

Three Halifax County schools fail accreditation

Three Halifax County Public Schools — Halifax County Middle, Sydnor Jennings and Sinai Elementary — failed to meet the Standards of Learning to earn full accreditation for 2012-2013 due to low scores in mathematics and English.