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Approved budget gives workers raise

Halifax Town Council approved a $1,460,523 budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year that includes up to 3 percent raises for employees based on annual evaluations.

Man faces sex charge

A 54-year-old Halifax man faces a felony charge of sexual penetration with an object, according to Halifax Sheriff’s Office records.

Microsoft adding jobs, expanding in Mecklenburg

For the third time, Microsoft will expand its facility in Mecklenburg County and with it comes 90 new jobs.

Fired teacher suing board

Former Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Academy instructor William C. “Buddy” Wilborn, terminated from his position June 2 for “alleged insubordination and unprofessionalism,” has filed suit against the Halifax County School Board.

Daniel lauded for service to town

South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel, who began serving the town as town manager in November 1998, was lauded upon his retirement at Monday’s council meeting.

Town to pitch in with Fairmont renovations

South Boston Town Council is making good on its commitment to provide $50,000 in support of a project by Southside Outreach Group to acquire and rehabilitate the Fairmont Apartments as Miller Homes at Poplar Creek.

SoBo woman faces multiple charges

A 26-year-old South Boston woman faces two charges of assault and battery, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, drunk in public/cursing and using abusive language and child neglect, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Trustees OK insurance change

Halifax County School Board members approved the recommendation of Patsy Akridge of Akridge Insurance and Finances to remove the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Key Care 300 health insurance plan from those offered to school board employees in the coming fiscal year.

Decision reversed: Randolph back in as HCHS principal

Albert T. Randolph is back in as Halifax County High School principal.

Library board to discuss historic documents

At the last library board meeting, Chairman Bee Espy brought the board’s attention to Sims documents located in the local history room at the Halifax County Public Library, and these documents will be up for discussion again at Tuesday’s meeting to be held at 4:30 p.m. in the South Boston Public Library.