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School salary adjustments nixed, for now

Proposed salary adjustments — giving raises to some school employees and cutting income to others — met with a less than favorable response Monday night when a majority of Halifax County School Board members rejected Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon’s recommendation following a lengthy closed door session.

School staff adjustments to save nearly $1.1M if approved

Results of potential budget savings from salary adjustments to school staff have increased to nearly $1.1 million after two school officials traveled to county schools over the last two weeks informing selected school system employees about proposed changes to their salaries.

Ambulance flips on icy road Sunday leaving two injured

Two men sustained minor injuries following a wreck involving a medical patient transport vehicle Sunday morning on State Route 360 (Bethel Road), two-tenths of a mile east of State Route 749.

Head-on crash seriously injures Halifax woman

A 55-year-old Halifax woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle head-on wreck that occurred Thursday at 5:05 p.m. on Highway 360 (Mountain Road), one-tenth of a mile west of State Route 676 (Thompson’s Store Road) in Halifax.

School board to talk money at Monday meeting

Halifax County School Board members are expected to hold a budget work session tonight to finalize the proposed $56 million school budget as recommended by county staff when they meet at 6 p.m. in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Newly appointed mayor earns highest chamber honor

Shocked, humbled and blessed. That’s exactly how newly appointed South Boston Mayor Ed Owens felt Tuesday night as he was announced as the Chamber Business Person of the Year.

Halifax County near bottom in health rankings

The fourth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, indicates Halifax County ranks 112 in health outcomes and 113 in mortality out of the 133 counties in Virginia.

Helping children most rewarding part of her job

Her specialty is taking care of others.

Slashing salaries for school workers a ‘tough decision’

For the past two weeks, a pair of school officials traveled from school to school meeting with a number of Halifax County School System employees who were being informed about adjustments to their salaries being proposed in the upcoming contract year.

Official: Making plea agreements has advantages

The devil is in the details when examining the reasons behind plea agreements made in Halifax County Circuit Court.