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Changes in the works for school employees

Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon said Thursday she was headed out the door to talk with school employees about personnel changes to go into effect in the upcoming school year.

Flag structure to be dedicated

The recently completed flag structure at Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston will be dedicated to late South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston at 5 p.m. on April 15 prior to the joint meeting of South Boston and Halifax town councils and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

Husband, wife team takes pride in work

When one opens the door to Clays Mill Elementary School, the floors shine, the walls shine, from top to bottom the school is spotless.

Conservation District manager retires after 33 years

Bruce Pearce, district manager and conservation specialist for the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District, has decided that after 33 years on the job, it’s time to retire.

Eco-friendly units ‘the way to go’ for affordable housing

Earl Howerton watched with pride Thursday morning as the first of two ecoMod home units for South Boston’s Poplar Creek Subdivision project were placed on their respective foundations.

School salary adjustments nixed, for now

Proposed salary adjustments — giving raises to some school employees and cutting income to others — met with a less than favorable response Monday night when a majority of Halifax County School Board members rejected Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon’s recommendation following a lengthy closed door session.

School staff adjustments to save nearly $1.1M if approved

Results of potential budget savings from salary adjustments to school staff have increased to nearly $1.1 million after two school officials traveled to county schools over the last two weeks informing selected school system employees about proposed changes to their salaries.

Ambulance flips on icy road Sunday leaving two injured

Two men sustained minor injuries following a wreck involving a medical patient transport vehicle Sunday morning on State Route 360 (Bethel Road), two-tenths of a mile east of State Route 749.

Head-on crash seriously injures Halifax woman

A 55-year-old Halifax woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle head-on wreck that occurred Thursday at 5:05 p.m. on Highway 360 (Mountain Road), one-tenth of a mile west of State Route 676 (Thompson’s Store Road) in Halifax.

School board to talk money at Monday meeting

Halifax County School Board members are expected to hold a budget work session tonight to finalize the proposed $56 million school budget as recommended by county staff when they meet at 6 p.m. in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.