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School finance committee narrows budget gap to $2M

The school budget gap is narrowing as members of the Halifax County School Board Finance Committee met Monday and closed what was a $3 million deficit to $2 million.

Mary Bethune complex: Integration of history

If only the walls of the historic Mary Bethune office complex could talk, oh the stories they could tell.

HCHS senior banquet a time of reflection

Halifax County High School seniors created a new set of memories to last a lifetime Monday when the Class of 2013 gathered in The Prizery Banquet Hall for its senior banquet.

‘Shooters’ with BBs land students in trouble

What may have started as a childish prank resulted in the suspension of a number of Meadville Elementary School students Thursday and prompted Halifax County school administrators to stress the system’s zero tolerance for weapons of any kind on school property.

No trial date for ex-sheriff embezzlement case

The docket for the January court term in Halifax County Circuit Court may list today as the time a trial date may be set for former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin on 21 forgery and embezzlement charges.

Unique and boutique: Hotel renovation will be a step-by-step process

Town of South Boston officials think the building housing the former John Randolph Hotel is worth renovating, not only for its historical value but also for its use in making downtown a destination.

After nearly 30 years of driving bus, he plans to keep on rollin’

With nearly three decades under his belt, Wayne Seamster believes things have really changed since he first began driving as a student bus driver.

Large crowd pays final respects to SoBo mayor

As United States and Virginia state flags flew at half-staff over the state capitol building and in South Boston in honor and memory of South Boston Mayor and former Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard Carroll Thackston, citizens from around the commonwealth paid their respects during a service of witness to the resurrection held Thursday at First Presbyterian Church.

Icy roads possible

Wintry weather conditions are possible across portions of the state Friday, including in the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Road to be blocked for funeral Thursday

North Main Street from Jeffress Street to Third Street will be blocked off for Mayor Carroll Thackston's funeral from 1 to 3 p.m. today, according to Capt. B.K. Lovelace of the South Boston Police Department.