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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. 

Furious over administrative decisions, pastors demand school ‘justice’

Saying they will not rest until justice is served and a resolution is found, three area pastors returned to the Halifax County School Board meeting Monday evening with a stern warning for the superintendent and board members.

16 candidates step up for county races

A total of 16 potential candidates picked up packets to run for office from Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler by Tuesday evening’s 7 p.m. deadline.

Primarily speaking, a slow down of voting

“Slow” is the word Halifax County General Registrar Judy Meeler used to describe voting at county polls Tuesday during the Democratic primary held to select the party’s nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general in the November election.

Sunday night wreck claims life of Roxboro resident

A 55-year-old Roxboro, N.C., man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night on State Route 601 (Buckshoal Road), a half mile east of State Route 730 in the Virgilina community.

UPDATE: Southside under tornado watch until 10 p.m.

The threat of storms headed toward Halifax County has prompted a flash flood and tornado watch.

School board candidate running to be more involved with community

Education has always been important to Ida Terry of Scottsburg.

School retirees’ lawsuit heading to court

Halifax County School Board members will soon face in court the 105 former Halifax County Public School employees and Local Optional Retirement Plan retirees who filed a civil lawsuit against the board in January.