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School board stays mum on retiree squabble

Acting on advice from their attorney, Halifax County School Board members refused Monday night to discuss Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon’s responses to Dave Strom’s questions regarding the school administration’s recent decisions to terminate the Local Optional Retirement Plan (LORP) as well as other questions about health insurance costs.

Vacation cap, out of zone students tabled

At what limit to cap vacation time for full-time Halifax County Public School employees remains up in the air following a lengthy discussion during the Monday night meeting of the Halifax County School Board.

Elmo collector to appear on American Pickers Nov. 19

Elmo history buff and chief antique collector Ned Stebbins can add TV personality to his list of accomplishments after he appears on an episode of American Pickers to be aired  at 9 p.m. Nov. 19 on The History Channel (channel 269 on DirecTV, channel 120 on Dish and channel 41 on Comcast Cable).

Prices at the pump expected to decline through Thanksgiving

Prices at the pump continued their decline for the fourth straight week, moving to their lowest level in more than 100 days, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic reports.

Key battleground states including Virginia give Obama four more years

Democratic President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House Tuesday over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, winning both the electoral and popular vote in the process.

Veterans march through downtown South Boston

Residents filled the sidewalks of downtown South Boston for the annual Veterans Day parade Saturday morning to celebrate those who have risked their lives to protect the country.

Individual sacrifice of veterans honored

Halifax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon challenged the Halifax County High School student body and everyone else attending Friday’s annual Veterans Day program to honor veterans as individual people, not as a group on one day of the year.

Halifax’s icon of farm community earns state award

The Virginia Chapter of Soil and Water Society presented its Conservationist of the Year Award to Bruce E. Pearce on Nov. 2 in Charlottesville.

Blaze burns trailer, shed, woods in Randolph

A Thursday afternoon fire destroyed a singlewide trailer and storage shed before spreading to a wooded area behind the property of Willard Lloyd on Cove Road.

Holiday Living Show coming Saturday

For more than 25 years, the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County has been ringing in the holiday season with its annual Holiday Living Show, and this year will be no different.