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Spring break in jeopardy?

County students’ spring break vacation days between April 14-18 may be in jeopardy as school officials debate whether to use these days for make-up days when the Halifax County School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax. 

Sirens to sound Tuesday in state tornado drill

Tuesday has been proclaimed Tornado Preparedness Day in Virginia. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:45 a.m.  

Officials awaiting autopsy results

South Boston Police are investigating the separate deaths of two individuals who were found in the town, an African-American male on Tuesday and an African-American female on Wednesday.

Car flips after hitting ice; driver crawls out of back door to safety

A 30-year-old former New York resident felt confident he could make it to work despite icy road conditions Tuesday.

Transportation coordinator back in ‘driver’s seat’

Since starting the position on Feb. 27, the new Halifax County School Transportation Coordinator Dwight Elam is beginning to get a feel for things within the school system. 

Oh no, say it ain’t snow: Winter grip continues

Predictions have changed. While some may have been hopeful for spring-like weather on the way with forecasts of sunshine on Saturday, it looks as if area residents will have to first endure another night of wintry weather. 

Another round of winter weather is just enough to close schools, businesses

Halifax County School administration will be searching for more days to turn into make-up days after wintry weather forced schools to close on Monday and Tuesday.

Support sought to send girl on leadership trip

When 11-year-old Lauren Smith, a sixth grader at Dan River Middle School in Ringgold, was nominated to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference by her school principal recently, her parents, especially her father, Sammy Smith, were very proud of their daughter’s achievement. 

Blazes ruled intentional; officials seek public’s help

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying who is responsible for intentionally setting fire to two Halifax houses in recent weeks, and a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered.

Supervisors meeting rescheduled due to weather threat

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. and a budget work session scheduled for 3:30 p.m. have been rescheduled to next Monday.