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Schools to get $360,000 more than current year from county

Halifax County School Board will receive $360,000 above current year funding, according to figures in the proposed 2014 budget presented for the first time to county supervisors Monday night.

Stray, homeless animals a a growing problem in Halifax

Cheryl Watts of the Halifax County Humane Society told Halifax County Board of Supervisors the animal help organization cannot “rescue our way to a solution” Monday night during the board’s regular monthly meeting in Halifax.

Middle, high school to benefit from $3 million ‘i3’ grant

Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, Inc., a non-profit organization that partners with schools to develop advanced programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has won a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen math instruction and improve student outcomes at middle and high schools in rural Virginia including Halifax County.

First-time butchery workshop draws sold-out crowd

Last week at Hudson Heritage Farms, near Elmo, more than 30 people attended a workshop on farm butchery. The one-day workshop was hosted by Hudson Heritage Farms with support from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.  

Halifax Regional to buy nursing facility, but won’t operate it

Halifax Regional Health System has announced its quest to relocate the 54 nursing home beds that may be available after South Boston Manor closes this spring.

Program helps student land tire center job

Jeffrey Owen came to the Business of Art & Design program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center because he wanted to learn how to design webpages. 

‘Middle Skills’ support sought

The Dan River Region Collaborative recently participated in the 2013 Skills Summit in Washington, D.C. where participants asked members of Congress to support policies and investments in skill development, enabling more businesses to find the skilled workers they need to compete globally, and so all workers can share in and contribute to the country’s economic prosperity.

School payroll clerk leaves no room for mistakes

When dealing with employees’ money, there is no room for mistakes.

School finance committee narrows budget gap to $2M

The school budget gap is narrowing as members of the Halifax County School Board Finance Committee met Monday and closed what was a $3 million deficit to $2 million.

Mary Bethune complex: Integration of history

If only the walls of the historic Mary Bethune office complex could talk, oh the stories they could tell.