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Garden club dedicates bench in Halifax to Betty Bane

Friends, neighbors, family members and town officials gathered in front of Halifax Town Hall Tuesday evening to pay tribute to the late Betty Bane when the Banister River Garden Club dedicated a bench in her memory to the Town of Halifax. 

School employees facing hike in health insurance

Halifax County Public School employees may face a 5.1 percent hike in their health insurance premiums in the 2012-13 benefit year.

Governor picks White to serve on 10th Judicial Circuit bench

Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White confirmed Friday her selection to the bench of the 10th Judicial Circuit.

Schools to hold open houses this week

An open house for Halifax County High School students in grades 9-12 will be held Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m. 

Police: Driver flees scene of hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are searching for the driver of a 1997 Dodge van involved in a hit-and-run on Ball Park Loop in Halifax late Saturday evening.

For some, World Series title ‘hasn’t sunk in yet’

Four members of the Dixie Softball World Series champion Halifax American Debs all-star team, Jennifer Lacks, Dalyn Hall, Kate Bane and Meg Bane, count a total of 32 series appearances between them, with all four winning their first World Series title in 2009 as Halifax American Belles all-stars.

A smaller crowd, but bigger interaction at 'Night Out'

“A smaller crowd than normal” came out for the 14th annual National Night Out Tuesday evening at the Halifax County fairgrounds, according to South Boston Police Capt. B. K. Lovelace.

Banister being studied for scenic river designation

A study is under way to determine if a portion of the Banister River in Southside Virginia should be designated a state scenic river. 

Gas prices continue to climb, bucking typical trend

The price of regular blend gasoline rose eight cents last week, bucking the typical trend of gas prices dropping during the first week of August. 

Obama campaign office opens in Halifax County

Supporters of President Barack Obama opened six new campaign offices in Virginia this weekend including one Saturday at 3166 Halifax Road in South Boston.