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With decline in foot traffic, Comcast set to close center

The Comcast customer service center in South Boston is closing June 30.

Supes eye pay hike for county workers

A 2 percent raise is in the works for county employees thanks to money saved after Halifax County Board of Supervisors directed staff to restructure the health care plan for the coming year.

Halifax man sentenced for sexual battery

A 60-year-old Halifax man, Jimmie Ronald Holmes, will spend an effective four years and seven months in prison for aggravated sexual battery, the remainder of the 20-year sentence suspended Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Distribution charge lodged

A 36-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of marijuana distribution, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Clover woman kills coyote eyeing goats

A close call with a coyote has left Clover resident Debbie Bakos all shook up. 

SoBo man faces burglary, grand larceny charges

A 31-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of burglary with felony intent and grand larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

ABB lauded for environmental excellence

ABB of South Boston was inducted into the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Excellence Program on Wednesday morning when the plant was recognized for its environmental performance and future participation in continuing environmental stewardship.

License plate tax nixed by town council

Town council opted at Monday’s work session not to pursue a proposed amendment adding a local license plate tax on vehicle owners who do not display current Virginia plates.

Following snafu, tax bills on way to mailbox near you

The 2014 Halifax County real estate tax bills will be mailed out shortly, according to Halifax County Treasurer Linda Foster.

Four names added to memorial highlight Monday ceremony

“It’s an honor and privilege to be here to speak to you on Memorial Day. This is a magnificent day and what better way to spend it than recognizing the valor and sacrifice of men and women who have served and laid down their lives,” said Hargrave Military Academy President and retired Brig. Gen. Doyle “Don” Broome.