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Spring break is safe … for now

“The big news is spring break is safe right now,” said Chairman Kim Farson as she explained Halifax County students, teachers and administrators have no days they have to make up at this point. 

Gate malfunction raises worry for fire crews

South Boston firefighters are prepared to extinguish blazes, but when they have to battle railroad crossing gates for hours before making it to the scene of the fire, “It’s not good,” said South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

In memory of Alex Williamson, firemen gain equipment

Alex Williamson’s commitment to county volunteer firefighters is continuing to be felt four years after his passing.

Library board ponders going regional

Even though board members voiced their concern about regionalizing the Halifax Public and the South Boston Public libraries last month, they plan to hear an update on regionalization at their meeting Tuesday. 

Spring break in jeopardy?

County students’ spring break vacation days between April 14-18 may be in jeopardy as school officials debate whether to use these days for make-up days when the Halifax County School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax. 

Sirens to sound Tuesday in state tornado drill

Tuesday has been proclaimed Tornado Preparedness Day in Virginia. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:45 a.m.  

Officials awaiting autopsy results

South Boston Police are investigating the separate deaths of two individuals who were found in the town, an African-American male on Tuesday and an African-American female on Wednesday.

Car flips after hitting ice; driver crawls out of back door to safety

A 30-year-old former New York resident felt confident he could make it to work despite icy road conditions Tuesday.

Transportation coordinator back in ‘driver’s seat’

Since starting the position on Feb. 27, the new Halifax County School Transportation Coordinator Dwight Elam is beginning to get a feel for things within the school system. 

Oh no, say it ain’t snow: Winter grip continues

Predictions have changed. While some may have been hopeful for spring-like weather on the way with forecasts of sunshine on Saturday, it looks as if area residents will have to first endure another night of wintry weather.