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House passes bill permitting prayers in schools

The House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a resolution to amend the Virginia Constitution in a manner that could encourage unconstitutional prayers in public schools.

Halifax County jobless rate improves in December

Halifax County’s unemployment rate improved slightly to 11.2 percent in December, according to statistics recently released by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).

Former business, civic leader Walter Cox dead at 83

Walter Scott Cox II, former business and community leader, died Tuesday in Richmond at the age of 83.

Halifax council to address HCSA — again

Controversy over the Halifax County Service Authority’s (HCSA) new building in South Boston’s Houghton Industrial Park reared its head once again Wednesday night during Halifax Town Council’s monthly work session.

Old school house destroyed by fire

A smoking pile of rubble is all that remains of an old wooden school building in the Volens community following a Tuesday night fire.

So Bo resident concerned for family’s safety as Egyptian crisis unfolds

As the Egyptian crisis reverberates across the world with stocks plunging and airlines cancelling flights at news of the unrest, here in South Boston Egyptian native Islam Eraki fears for his family’s safety.

Alton man killed in Monday night crash

State police determined speed to be a factor in the death of a 55-year-old Alton man following a single-vehicle crash Monday night.

Council OKs financing proposal for Visitors Center

South Boston Town Council convened at Mondays’ work session to unanimously approve a $210,000 financing option for the purchase price of the two Visitors Center properties.

Sixth annual Hospice Gala set March 18

Save the date. Buy those tickets now.

Area spared in latest round of postal cuts

No post offices in Halifax County are included on the list of 491 branches and stations throughout the country slated for closing that started at the end of 2010.