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Change in the works for school lunch preparation?

How lunches are prepared for students at Cluster Springs Early Learning Center could change next year when Halifax County School Board revisits the idea in May. 

Supervisors raise real estate taxes

County taxpayers will pay one cent more on their real estate in the coming year after the Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted 6-2 to raise the real estate tax rate from the current 45-cent rate to 46 cents per $100 value.

Man faces extortion charge

A 40-year-old Hagerstown, Md. man faces a felony charge of extortion by threat, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Scottsburg annual Fourth of July parade canceled this year

A Halifax County tradition will not happen this year after a Monday vote by Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corporation canceling its Fourth of July celebration.

Charges pending against SoBo man in fatal N.C. wreck

Charges are pending against a 46-year-old South Boston man, Ronnie Selsco Fichera, following a police chase that ended in a fatal crash claiming the life of 22-year-old Reagan Lee Hartley of Willow Spring, N.C.,Thursday night. 

Man on bicycle hit by vehicle

A bicyclist was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center with leg injuries and possible road rash after being struck by a motor vehicle Saturday evening on westbound James D. Hagood Highway near South Boston Speedway, according to Virginia State Police.

Supervisors to set tax rate, fund school budget tonight

Setting the real estate tax rate  and appropriating $13,377,529 in local funding for the school budget are two items of business that top the agenda for Halifax County Board of Supervisors when it meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Gazette staffers win press awards

Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler, Doug Ford and Paula Bryant claimed eight awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Richmond.

New place, time for school board meeting

Halifax County School Board’s April monthly meeting will occur at a new place and time. 

South Boston woman faces burglary, robbery charges

A 30-year-old South Boston woman faces two felony charges, robbery and attempts and burglary with common law/intent, and a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, according to Halifax County Sheriff Office records.