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Taylor Lofts fire displaces three families

A kitchen fire Monday night at Taylor Lofts Apartments has displaced three families, according to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

Tree said to be oldest in SoBo falls victim to severe storm

Hollis and Reagan Cannon didn’t see it coming, but the pair of South Boston residents certainly heard it, as a tree, residents say was one of the oldest and largest trees in South Boston, was uprooted Thursday afternoon during a severe storm that swept through Halifax County.

Staunton River State Park ranks best in state

Visitors ranked Staunton River State Park the best Virginia State Park for overall customer satisfaction, according to results from Virginia State Parks’ Your Comments Count surveys. 

Raises rescinded for two central office employees

No central office raises will be given after all. In a special called meeting Friday morning, Halifax County School Board members voted to rescind Monday night’s vote to give two members of the central office staff raises.

UPDATE: Raises rescinded for two central office employees

Friday morning update: At the Halifax County School Board special called meeting Friday morning, the vote to give raises to two central office employees was rescinded.

Celebration turns into tragedy

What was supposed to be a celebratory swim Tuesday night at the creek turned into Carly Myers’ worse nightmare when her friend, 31-year-old Jonathan Brumfield of South Boston, went under water and never resurfaced.  

A new flow: Organization chart changes

Current Executive Director for Administration Valdivia Marshall now ranks as the superintendent’s “second in command” after Halifax County School Board members unanimously approved a new organizational chart that names Marshall assistant school superintendent.

Library system on pace for solid year

The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System is on pace to improve on last year’s results in terms of circulation and patron usage, despite declines in those categories for the month of May compared to 2012, Director Joe Zappacosta reported to trustees on Tuesday.

Possible drowning probed after man pulled from creek

A 31-year-old South Boston man died Tuesday night after possibly drowning in a creek on Johnson Mill Road in the Vernon Hill community.

Two at central office get increase in salary

Two central office staff members received significant pay hikes following a closed session meeting of Halifax County School Board members Monday night.