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Presto expanding, adding jobs in Halifax

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday that Presto Products Company, a manufacturer of plastic film and bags will invest $6 million to expand its operation in Halifax County. The company will add five new manufacturing lines, creating 22 new jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Stuart Comer not seeking re-election

Halifax County School Board Chairman Stuart Comer said this week he will not seek reelection to the school board in November citing his desire to spend more time with his family.

Scottsburg girl gets needed items to soldiers in Afghanistan

Lt. Chelsea R. Craig fights a battle every day in Afghanistan.

Investor buys former SoBo medical clinic

A building on North Main Street in South Boston that most recently housed a medical clinic has been sold to an area investor.
Palmer Properties confirmed last week that the building at 1129 N. Main St. had been sold to Howard Powell.

Town of Halifax barely approves budget without officer position

Halifax Town Council approved its $997,671 FY 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote with Councilmen Tom Brown and Tommy Reagan voting “no” and Councilman Phil Hammond absent.

Lawson Johnston house salvage to start on Monday

Black Dog Salvage Company of Roanoke is scheduled to start salvage of the interior of the Lawson-Johnston house Monday including anything the First Presbyterian Church might be able to use in the future.

South Boston woman faces drug charges

A 33-year-old South Boston woman is facing multiple felony drug charges, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Halifax Town Councilman honored

Halifax Town Councilman Tommy Reagan was honored by his fellow councilmen at his final council meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Hearing delayed in South Boston murder case

With family members of both the victim and suspect present, 39-year-old James Lloyd Terry appeared in court for the first time since his arrest in April in connection with the murder of 84-year-old Charlotte Osborne Rice of South Boston.

More cuts possible for school personnel

Halifax County School officials continue to make cuts to classified positions in the school system in an effort to balance the $57.1 million school budget, according to Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark.