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Spring break in jeopardy?

County students’ spring break vacation days between April 14-18 may be in jeopardy as school officials debate whether to use these days for make-up days when the Halifax County School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax. 

Sirens to sound Tuesday in state tornado drill

Tuesday has been proclaimed Tornado Preparedness Day in Virginia. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:45 a.m.  

Officials awaiting autopsy results

South Boston Police are investigating the separate deaths of two individuals who were found in the town, an African-American male on Tuesday and an African-American female on Wednesday.

Car flips after hitting ice; driver crawls out of back door to safety

A 30-year-old former New York resident felt confident he could make it to work despite icy road conditions Tuesday.

Men convicted in home invasion get 12 years

A pair of Nathalie men convicted of a number of offenses in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013 home invasion on L. P. Bailey Highway each will serve an effective 12 years in prison.

SoBo man faces felony charge

A 34-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of assaulting a police officer and misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, attempt to assault, aggressive driving and assault, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Transportation coordinator back in ‘driver’s seat’

Since starting the position on Feb. 27, the new Halifax County School Transportation Coordinator Dwight Elam is beginning to get a feel for things within the school system. 

Oh no, say it ain’t snow: Winter grip continues

Predictions have changed. While some may have been hopeful for spring-like weather on the way with forecasts of sunshine on Saturday, it looks as if area residents will have to first endure another night of wintry weather. 

Another round of winter weather is just enough to close schools, businesses

Halifax County School administration will be searching for more days to turn into make-up days after wintry weather forced schools to close on Monday and Tuesday.

Support sought to send girl on leadership trip

When 11-year-old Lauren Smith, a sixth grader at Dan River Middle School in Ringgold, was nominated to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference by her school principal recently, her parents, especially her father, Sammy Smith, were very proud of their daughter’s achievement.