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Council set to approve budget at June meeting

Halifax Town Council set approval and appropriation of the proposed $1.4 million 2014-15 fiscal year budget for its June 10 meeting during its regular meeting following a committees meeting and work session in Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday night.

Deputy and dog duo stay side by side no matter what

After two years of tracking and searching for runaway suspects and missing people, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Handler Deputy C. A. Bates V said he and his search and rescue dog Sid have formed a pretty strong bond and work very well together.

Board rubber stamps increase for school lunches

Three proposals, a cost increase in school lunch, using a food service management company and changes to the food service plan at Cluster Springs Early Learning Center were discussed at the Halifax County School Board meeting Monday night, but the increase in cost was the only one approved.

In ‘pay now or pay later’ move, contribution rate increased

Halifax County School Board signed a resolution to authorize an increase of the employer contribution rate to the Virginia Retirement System to a certified rate of 10.98 percent at the Halifax County School Board meeting Monday evening.

United Way director clarifies funding request

An initial public hearing on a proposed $10,012,443 budget for 2014-15 held Monday by South Boston Town Council drew one speaker, not exactly against the entire budget but for clarification of a previous funding request.

SoBo man faces assault charge

A 54-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of assault with intent to maim, according to South Boston Police Department records.

School lunch prices rising again? Board to take up issue

Next school year parents may be digging a little deeper into their pockets to pay for their child’s school lunch. 

Landmark day in Noland Village

A crowd flocked to the 25th annual Noland Day Celebration Saturday in Providence featuring antique tractor and machinery displays, antique and classic cars, quarter scale tractors, hit and miss engines of all types, arts and crafts, artisans, woodworkers, children’s activities, a live farm animal display and stew cooked on site along with freshly grilled bologna burgers and hot dogs. 

Dozens of cadets awarded

More than 89 cadets were awarded 22 JROTC awards presented during the Halifax County High School JROTC awards ceremony Thursday.

Library budget, strategic plan updates set Tuesday

Library board members will hear an update on the FY 2015 operating budget and an update on their strategic plan during their meeting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Halifax County Library.