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SoBo library reopens on Wednesdays

The South Boston Public Library will welcome the community back to the library on Wednesdays starting Sept. 26, announced Library Director Joe Zappacosta.  

Former Meadville principal on administrative leave

Former Meadville Elementary School Principal Brenda Tune-Fuller has been placed on administrative leave, Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon confirmed Friday.

Third Thursday sure to get downtown SoBo jumping

South Boston’s next Third Thursday event will be held on Thursday in “The Green” next to Carter Bank and Trust and across from Bistro 1888 in downtown starting at 6 p.m.

Hundreds take stand against uranium at fundraiser

More than 450 people came out to fight lifting the ban on uranium mining at a Saturday evening event at the home of Delegate James Edmunds exceeding his anticipated goal and raising more than $100,000 in the process, according to John Cannon, president of the Virginia Coalition.

Anti-mining group staging big fundraiser

The Virginia Coalition will sponsor a major fundraising event Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at James and Jennifer Edmunds’ home in Halifax to raise funds to continue the ban on uranium mining in Virginia.

Big race at VIR driving business in Halifax County

Halifax County is expected to welcome thousands of race fans from all over the United States this weekend to experience one of the biggest events ever held by Virginia International Raceway.

Town clock, new chimes a step closer to reality

Sounds of musical chimes may soon fill the air in the Town of Halifax after Halifax Town Council members agreed to help the Halifax Village Business Association buy musical chimes and maintain a new town clock they anticipate purchasing soon.

Police search for missing woman; could be in region

A 90-year-old Burlington, N.C., woman who has been reported missing since Saturday may have traveled through this area between Sunday evening and Monday morning, according to Burlington, N.C., Police Captain Steve Smith.

Superintendent’s contract amended; pay increased

Coming out of closed session Monday evening, the Halifax County School Board approved amending Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon’s contract to increase her annual salary by $8,624.

Former Halifax County supervisor dies at age 89

A 17-year former veteran member of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.