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Banner day for Marathon

One of the largest crowds of supporters in recent memory filled the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department to enjoy a day of food, fun and music with friends and family at the 37th annual Marathon fundraiser on Leda-Grove Road in Nathalie. 

Updates on school mold possible Monday night

Halifax County School Board members plan to provide any updates on the high school mold issue when they meet tonight at 6 in the second floor public meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex. 

Prizery loan repayment tabled

No deal. Not yet anyway. That was the message Halifax County Board of Supervisors sent to The Prizery’s proposal for the board to either forgive a $60,000 loan or to repay the loan in $10,000 annual installments over the next six years.

Faculty, parents, students urged to communicate concerns on mold

An expert specialist in mold and mildew advised Halifax County School Board members to treat the high school mold just as they would if their spouse worked in the building or their children attended classes there.

Three changes OK’d; one tabled

Halifax County Board of Supervisors approved a conditional use permit, a rezoning request, adopted a resolution amending the Enterprise Zone but tabled action on a land use application, after holding four public hearings Tuesday evening.

Mold investigation continues at Halifax County High School

In an effort to determine what degree mold is impacting Halifax County High School’s learning environment, HDH Technical Inc. of Christiansburg was scheduled to be at the school Tuesday afternoon inspecting the air quality inside and outside.

Pipe replacement restricts traffic in South Boston

Drivers traveling along Wilborn Avenue in South Boston will notice traffic may be restricted to one lane or possibly rerouted and delayed while Town of South Boston employees work to replace 860 feet of 24-inch stormwater drainage pipe.

Boil advisory issued after water main fails, causing pressure woes

A loss in system pressure early Sunday is being blamed on a partially failed water main near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Summit Drive in South Boston.

Six county schools get security grants

Six Halifax County schools have been awarded $52,080 in school security equipment grants to improve safety and security for students and teachers.

Car flips on Highway 58

A 19-year-old Halifax woman was airlifted to Wake Medical Center Friday afternoon following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred on Highway 58, one-tenth of a mile east of State Route 119.