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Halifax County trustees scrap talk of pay hike

Halifax County School Board members wasted no time in removing discussion of any salary increase for board members from their agenda Monday night during a special called meeting held in Halifax.

Librarian trades one South Boston for another

Moving from South Boston, Massachusetts to South Boston, Virginia, Jessika Pettit is the new face at the South Boston Public Library.

Budget woes cost 71 jobs in Halifax County schools

The Halifax County School Board eliminated another 46 school jobs  in an effort to balance the 2011-12 budget Monday night.
In all, 71 positions fell victim to the budget ax this year.

South Boston awarded $700,000 grant for dental clinic

The Town of South Boston has been awarded $700,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for its Halifax Dental Clinic Project that includes expanding the Halifax Primary Care Facility.

Need help staying cool? Assistance applications now being accepted

With Virginia’s severe summer heat and humidity, staying cool is not a luxury, but rather a health and safety issue.

Alford plea entered to child neglect in Halifax court

A 23-year-old Long Island woman entered an Alford plea Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one count of child cruelty and neglect.

Halifax County School Board to debate pay hike

A proposed salary increase for school board members will top discussions Monday night when the Halifax County School Board holds a late June meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in the school administration conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex.

Suspects in Nathalie dog raid due in court

Two suspects arrested on federal charges following raids on two Nathalie residences in April are scheduled to enter a guilty plea in United States Western District Court in Danville on Tuesday.

Hopeful looks to move Halifax school system forward

Roy Mitchell Jr. of South Boston on Friday announced his bid for the school board seat in Election District 7.

Duo climbing goal to construct orphanage on Prayer Mountain

Halifax native Fielding Cage and wife Carla are building an orphanage in the Philippines to reach children through spiritual ways of God’s word and natural ways of education, leadership and music.