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Fire destroys barns

Two barns were destroyed Tuesday afternoon in a fire at 1136 Monroe Trail in Scottsburg.

Hunting expo joins lineup for 2013 fair

Halifax County Animal Control Chief Warden Todd Moser has been named the new general manager of the 102nd annual Halifax County Fair.

Tire blaze under probe

Heavy black smoke billowing into the sky Saturday afternoon from the Cluster Springs community caught the attention of numerous residents who called E-911 dispatchers to report what they were seeing.

24 school employees impacted by budget cuts

A total of 24 Halifax County school employees were notified of changes in their positions Thursday and Friday accounting for $395,000 in expenses being eliminated from the $57.2 million school budget, School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon said Friday afternoon.

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.