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Energy worries aired to school board — again

Halifax County schools may be “regressing” in energy savings, and part of the reason may be because the maintenance department has lost five positions over the last few years, according to Larry Roller, the school system’s director of operations and maintenance.

Investors sought for SoBo hotel

Lynchburg developer Hal Craddock said Friday he thought his comments on development of the former John Randolph Hotel as a boutique hotel and key element in the town’s downtown revitalization efforts were well received.

Former county resident to perform National Anthem at Dodgers’ baseball game

Former Halifax County resident Rayvon Owen will perform the National Anthem on Sunday in Los Angeles at the L.A. Dodgers’ baseball game.

Following public complaints, bus drivers warned to slow it down

Bus drivers beware. Bus drivers and car drivers employed by the Halifax County Public School system will have to be attentive to their speedometers this school year to assure they’re following Virginia state speeding laws because eyes will be watching. 

County teachers get lesson at convocation

There wasn’t a straight face in the Halifax County High School auditorium Thursday.

Library branch manager resigns

South Boston Library Branch Manager Jessika Pettit is going home to Tennessee.

Scottsburg house fire ruled arson; reward offered for info

Halifax County authorities are offering a reward and seeking information from the public about a house fire that occurred July 28 at 2 a.m. at 6075 James D. Hagood Highway in Scottsburg.

Suspect arrested in Bath County linked to SoBo bank robbery

Authorities in Bath County have arrested a suspect believed to be connected with the July 20 robbery that occurred at Carter Bank & Trust on Main Street in South Boston.

Sheds take tumble in strong South Boston storm

A localized heavy thunderstorm struck South Boston on Saturday leaving several residents without power and causing damage to structures at Lowe’s on Old Halifax Road.

First step to revitalize downtown: Get a plan

As a step toward downtown revitalization, South Boston officials want to develop the former John Randolph Hotel property into a “boutique” hotel, but the town also needs to develop a plan for revitalization of its downtown area as a whole in accordance with that project.