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Decision reversed: Randolph back in as HCHS principal

Albert T. Randolph is back in as Halifax County High School principal.

Fired teacher suing board

Former Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Academy instructor William C. “Buddy” Wilborn, terminated from his position June 2 for “alleged insubordination and unprofessionalism,” has filed suit against the Halifax County School Board.

Trustees OK insurance change

Halifax County School Board members approved the recommendation of Patsy Akridge of Akridge Insurance and Finances to remove the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Key Care 300 health insurance plan from those offered to school board employees in the coming fiscal year.

Library board to discuss historic documents

At the last library board meeting, Chairman Bee Espy brought the board’s attention to Sims documents located in the local history room at the Halifax County Public Library, and these documents will be up for discussion again at Tuesday’s meeting to be held at 4:30 p.m. in the South Boston Public Library. 

Crash kills man with area ties

A 24-year-old Roanoke man with local ties was killed Thursday following a two-vehicle wreck in Norfolk. 

SoBo woman injured in wreck

A 43-year-old South Boston woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Thursday at 4:20 p.m. on Old Cluster Springs Road, two miles north of Link-Puryear Road in South Boston.

Business owners to question demotion

Area residents and business owners Stanley and Wanda Jeffress of South Boston said Sunday they plan to attend tonight’s meeting of the Halifax County School Board and “reach out” to board members and citizens regarding the recent demotion of Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph.

Family displaced by fire at Taylor Lofts

A family of five was displaced from its apartment in Taylor Lofts in South Boston following a fire called in at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to South Boston fire officials and American Red Cross.

Sesquicentennial commemoration set later this month

A sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge will be held June 21-22 at Staunton River Battlefield State Park in Randolph. 

Saturday event spotlights two local missing women

In an effort to educate the public about missing women in the area, “Help Save The Next Girl” will be at Walmart in South Boston on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.