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Superintendent gives update on action from school study

Halifax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon with school administrators and school board members presented a PowerPoint presentation to county supervisors Friday morning during their annual strategic planning session held at Riverstone.

Icy mess makes driving a nasty chore

Halifax County school students awoke to news that school had been cancelled Friday morning before the sleet and frozen precipitation began falling.

Community pulls together to help family

Ashly and Nicholas Clayton have truly sensed what living in a small town is all about after people in the community came together to help them move into a new place when they lost almost everything they owned in a mold-infested mobile home.

Snow back in forecast, but don’t grab the shovel yet

For the second time in as many weeks, snow is expected to return to the area Friday.

Governor’s School program making return?

After several years of being a memory for many students and parents, Governor’s School is coming to the forefront of discussion once again during a special called meeting set for Thursday at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room at the Mary Bethune office complex.

Uranium opponents offered free bus trip to Richmond on Monday

We the People of Virginia, Inc. is sponsoring a free bus trip for opponents of uranium mining on Monday, Jan. 28, but they bus will leave earlier than previously announced.

Dozens attend tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

They came for a host of different reasons, all of them personal to the dozens of people paying tribute to and honoring the memory of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Monday morning during the 8th annual breakfast celebration in South Boston.

Short courses aim to teach landowners to sell timber

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, in collaboration with Virginia’s natural resource agencies, companies and associations, will host three “Selling Your Timber” short courses starting Feb. 19.

Wanted: Library volunteers

The Halifax County South Boston Library System is always looking for volunteers, according to South Boston Library Branch Manager Jessika K. Pettit.

Celebrating King's legacy

Halifax County Business and Professional Council sponsored a birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street. Council members attending the celebration are (from left) the Rev. Kevin Chandler, Derwin Leigh, Sharon Medley, Linda Owen, Rev. Whitfield Scott, Inez Scott, Assistant Treasurer Helen Leigh, President Lealand Luck, Secretary Nakisha Easley and First Vice President Valdivia Marshall. The Rev. Scott, pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church, served as keynote speaker Sunday.