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NAACP leader selected as speaker

The Rev. Frank E. Coleman will be the guest speaker for the Halifax County Community Federal Credit Union’s 32nd annual meeting and banquet to be held at the Leggett Auditorium of the Halifax Regional Health System in South Boston on Friday, March 29 6 at p.m. 

Love of children leads to classroom job

After working in the textile industry and hating “every day of it,” Sharon Jennings quit her job and began her career in something she loved.

Finances dominate library meeting

With no quorum present Halifax County/South Boston Public Library board members could take no action when they met Tuesday afternoon at the South Boston Public Library.

Governor’s School remains in limbo

No decision has been made on whether Halifax County students will be able to participate in the Regional Governor’s School at SVCC in Keysville in the coming school year.

Even with raises, some school workers to have pay slashed

The good news is all county school employees will be getting a 2 percent pay raise in the coming school year.

$1.4 million in retirement funds reallocated in schools

Halifax County School Board members find themselves embroiled in a lawsuit over termination of the Local Optional Retirement Plan, a program that had allowed recent retirees to earn 20 percent of their salary at the time of retirement in return for filling in for work at the schools on a part-time or temporary basis. 

Finance committee ponders staff reductions in schools

With no place else to turn for funding, Halifax County School administrators have set their sights on reducing potential staff in order to cut $640,000 from the proposed budget.

Purchase of hotel advances

South Boston Industrial Development Authority is proceeding with its plans to purchase the John Randolph Hotel building, passing a resolution Thursday to formally accept a $100,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund Grant for use toward purchase of the historic property.

Baby wipe fabric catches fire in tractor-trailer

Damage was extensive, and firefighters from eight area fire departments spent six hours using thousands of gallons of water to extinguish a tractor-trailer fire late Wednesday night.

Blaze destroys home

A family of four was left homeless Tuesday night when a fire broke out in their brick ranch on Loftis Road in South Boston.