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IDA seeking funding to up-fit Riverstone facility

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved a resolution Tuesday morning that seeks a $2.8 million grant from the tobacco commission that meets next week in Richmond.

Halifax County ‘Line of Duty’ premiums not as bad as thought

Halifax County Supervisors and local taxpayers received welcomed news Monday evening during the board’s first meeting of the new year when County Administrator George Nester said the original estimated $256,800 cost of “Line of Duty” insurance for some 400 firefighting and emergency service volunteers in the county was in error.

West chair; Claiborne vice-chairman of Board of Supervisors

ED-2 Supervisor Tom West was unanimously elected chairman, and ED-8 Supervisor W. Bryant Claiborne received the nod as vice-chairman of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Monday night during the governing body’s annual organizational meeting held at the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

First baby of 2011 born at Halifax Regional Hospital

Anna Kathryn Shotwell, the first baby born at Halifax Regional Hospital in 2011, is pictured with her parents, Kevin and Anna Shotwell, and her big sister, Page.

Mum’s the word as elders seal fate of historic home

The Session of Elders of South Boston’s First Presbyterian Church met Monday night to decide the fate of the historic Lawson-Johnston House, but they are not releasing that information to the community.

Thieves target Halifax Jiffy Store, two businesses in South Boston

As 2010 rolled out and the new year rolled in, area authorities have been busy with several business break-ins.

Shirley Chandler honored at annual Jubilee Day celebration

In an emotional Jubilee Day Celebration presentation Saturday afternoon, a tearful NAACP President Kevin Chandler honored his mother, Shirley Chandler, for her many years of service to the local chapter.

Halifax County sheriff opposed to proposed state cut

Halifax County Sheriff Stanley L. Noblin is adamantly opposed to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget proposal that reduces his budget by $49,373 and requires the sheriff along with his staff to absorb 5 percent of their retirement costs provided the county grants a 3 percent salary increase in the coming year.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, schools face possible cuts

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposed budget amendments could spell funding reductions for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Halifax County Public Schools.

Weather forces cancellation of blood drives

Snow and icy weather forced the cancellation of several blood drives in the region scheduled over the last two weeks resulting in a loss of blood donations, according to Ginger Weaver, manager of the Halifax/Charlotte chapter of the American Red Cross.