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School board to talk budget Thursday night

When Halifax County School Board members meet Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax, they will face a daunting $1.6 million budget deficit in the $57.1 million 2011-2012 budget.

Halifax County real estate taxes hold steady

County taxpayers’ real estate tax rate will not go up in the coming year.

Local offices up for grabs in November

Potential candidates seeking public office in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, General Election have until Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. to file the appropriate paperwork with the county registrar’s office, according to Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler.

Forty years of service — and more to come

South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips has fought a large number of fires over his career with the fire department.

Man convicted in assault, child endangerment case

A 31-year-old Scottsburg man was convicted Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court of charges related to what witnesses described as a domestic issue last August.

Tax hike for Halifax County? Decision expected Monday night

Setting the tax rate and approving the FY 2011-2012 county budget tops the agenda for the Halifax County Board of Supervisors when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Halifax County native takes European mission trip

Native Halifax County pastor, the Rev. Dr. Bill Greenwood Jr., formerly of Vernon Hill, recently returned from a 30-day European mission trip visiting London, England, Athens, Greece and Kieve, Ukraine.

Nathalie man charged in malicious wounding

A 32-year-old Nathalie man is facing a felony charge of malicious wounding while being in a mob, according to sheriff’s office records.

Hearing set Tuesday on hunting fee increases

Local hunters who want to comment on the across-the-board increases in fees proposed by the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries earlier this month can attend a public hearing Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. at
Prince Edward High School in Farmville.

Car destroyed after two separate incidents

Two unexplained fires within an eight-hour period destroyed a 2010 Honda Accord and heavily damaged a garage Wednesday night, according to a Halifax Volunteer Fire Department spokesman.