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Principal shake-up strikes Halifax County High School

Halifax County High School has a new principal, and Halifax County Middle School has a new assistant principal. 

Ahead of 70th anniversary, D-Day veterans lay wreath

Halifax County residents and D-Day veterans H. L. “Pete” Myers and W. R. Snead have become close friends over the past 70 years. They almost met each other under altogether different circumstances that fateful June 6, 1944 on the beaches of Normandy.

Schools partner for food service

Increased options and variety in student nutrition is the goal for school lunches next year, according to Sodexo Human Resource Leader Dr. John Sullivan. 

As caps fly, grads reach for the sky

Graduation caps flew in the air Saturday morning after Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph congratulated the 386 students in the Class of 2014 who received their diplomas. Proud parents, extended family, friends, faculty, staff and administrators filled the high school gymnasium to witness commencement exercises for the Class of 2014. 

Child hurt in blast

A 3-year-old boy was seriously injured when an aerosol can exploded in his face Saturday afternoon shortly before 4 p.m.

With decline in foot traffic, Comcast set to close center

The Comcast customer service center in South Boston is closing June 30.

Clover woman kills coyote eyeing goats

A close call with a coyote has left Clover resident Debbie Bakos all shook up. 

ABB lauded for environmental excellence

ABB of South Boston was inducted into the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Excellence Program on Wednesday morning when the plant was recognized for its environmental performance and future participation in continuing environmental stewardship.

Following snafu, tax bills on way to mailbox near you

The 2014 Halifax County real estate tax bills will be mailed out shortly, according to Halifax County Treasurer Linda Foster.

Four names added to memorial highlight Monday ceremony

“It’s an honor and privilege to be here to speak to you on Memorial Day. This is a magnificent day and what better way to spend it than recognizing the valor and sacrifice of men and women who have served and laid down their lives,” said Hargrave Military Academy President and retired Brig. Gen. Doyle “Don” Broome.