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Supes to consider SVHEC funding

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will consider approving a resolution during its meeting tonight that asks Gov. Bob McDonnell to add $250,000 in state funding to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) budget next year.

Snow gets SoBo parade goers in holiday spirit

It felt a lot like Christmas Saturday evening as a snow gently fell throughout the annual South Boston Christmas Parade that got under way at 5 p.m.

In Halifax, it’s all about the children

“Christmas Around The World” came to Halifax Friday evening with many children, parents and spectators participating in the second annual Halifax Children’s Christmas Parade.

Man pleads to forgery-related charges at Berry Hill Resort

Julius Lee Wilson Jr., a 51-year-old resident of Prescott, Arizona, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to three charges in relation to forgery, uttering and obtaining money under false pretenses from the former Founder’s College at Berry Hill Resort.

Police charge 77-year-old SoBo woman with multiple felonies

A 77-year-old South Boston woman is facing a total of 12 felony charges related to welfare fraud, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Social Services Director Betty Wells retiring

“I’m looking forward to a long life,” said Halifax County Department of Social Services Executive Director Betty Gupton Wells, contemplating her impending retirement at the end of the year.

Dental facility aims to fill need

Halifax Regional Health Services (HRHS), in conjunction with the Southside Planning District Commission (SPDC) and the Town of South Boston, are currently working toward a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help locate a dental clinic as an addition to the Primary Care Clinic located on Houghton Blvd. in South Boston.

Virginia Advanced Study Strategies program tops in state

Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS), part of the non-profit National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) headquartered at the SVHEC in South Boston, received the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Excellence in Virginia Government Award during a luncheon held Thursday in Richmond.

Will it snow on our parade?

This weekend’s forecast of a chance of snow is sure to shed an extra helping of holiday cheer as the towns of South Boston and Halifax officially ring in the Christmas season with their annual parades.

Hunter faces misdemeanor charge in shooting incident

Ceciley Nicole Smith, 22, of South Boston is facing a misdemeanor reckless handling of a firearm charge stemming from a hunting accident Nov. 23, according to Conservation Police Officer Brandon Harris.