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Two hurt when tree falls on car

Even though thunderstorms Wednesday evening resulted in less than a half-inch accumulation of rainfall, high winds caused scattered damage throughout the county downing trees and power lines.

Blueway to launch Monday at Staunton River State Park

With the upcoming official launch and opening celebration of the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway just around the corner, Halifax Town Council adopted a resolution lending its support to the initiative during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Microsoft adding jobs, expanding in Mecklenburg

For the third time, Microsoft will expand its facility in Mecklenburg County and with it comes 90 new jobs.

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.