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School retirees continue to fight back, retain attorneys

The sting of betrayal lingers with retirees after the elimination of the Local Optional Retirement Plan by the Halifax County School Board in July.

Former Halifax sheriff indicted on felony embezzlement, forgery

A Halifax County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned 21 felony indictments Tuesday against former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, 14 for forgery and seven for embezzlement.

UPDATE: Loaded beer truck overturns; driver charged

A USA tractor-trailer was headed east on Highway 58 near Riverdale on Monday afternoon when an eyewitness said it veered off the right side of the road and overturned down an embankment near Z’s Antiques.

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.