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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.

HCHS grad lands NASA internship

For Halifax County High School graduate Candice Brown, having a strong support system has really helped to push her in a positive direction guiding her to reach her full potential and encouraging her to reach for the stars.

SVCC names new president

The next president of Southside Virginia Community College is Dr. Alfred A. Roberts of Emporia. 

High school graduation Saturday

(File photo)Halifax County High School’s Class of 2014 Commencement Exercises will get underway Saturday at 9 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

Multiple felony charges lodged

A 37-year-old South Boston man faces felony charges of grand larceny, being a convicted felon while in possession of a firearm, kidnapping and robbery and attempts, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Emergency services coordinator leaving for job in North Carolina

Kirby Saunders will leave his position as Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator on June 20.

WIth perfect weather, Summerfest attracts more than 3,500

More than 3,500 flocked to Virgilina for the 32nd Annual Virgilina Summerfest’s day of fun in the sun Saturday, according to Virgilina Volunteer Fire Chief Gerald Ellixson.

Details emerge in fatal wreck

The 56-year-old Nathalie man who was killed in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred in the Walmart parking lot on Friday, May 16, died from blunt force trauma, according to the results of an autopsy.

Education designation adds fuel for job growth

A Center of Manufacturing Excellence is headed to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston.