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Governor’s wife coming to VIR to spotlight woman entrepreneur

Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell, wife of Gov. Bob McDonnell, is slated to visit VIRginia International Raceway this afternoon to recognize VIR managing partner Connie Nyholm as part of her FLITE program.

Whooping Cough case confirmed at HCMS

A case of whooping cough has been confirmed in a Halifax County Middle School student, Southside Health District Director Charles J. Devine III, M. D., said late last week.

Veteran Halifax supervisor, merchant dies at 94

Veteran Halifax County Supervisor O. B. “John” Tate of Sutherlin died Friday in Roman Eagle Memorial Home after a decline in health experienced over the past year.

Microsoft meets Southside

Microsoft Corp. will invest up to $499 million to locate their latest generation data center (Gen4) in Mecklenburg County, in what will be the largest economic investment in Southern Virginia history, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday.

Woman pleads in animal cruelty case in Halifax County

A 49-year-old South Boston woman pleaded no contest in absentia Thursday to a felony charge for animal cruelty.

Police charge man with DUI after crash

A 27-year-old South Boston man was charged with DUI following a single vehicle crash Tuesday night, state police said.

Halifax County deputies probe larceny, break-in

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a larceny from a Vernon Hill farm, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Public mum on Halifax yard sales

No one spoke on proposed amendments to the Town of Halifax town code regarding yard sales at a public hearing held during the Halifax Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night.

Halifax Christian School names new administrator

Rick Stigile recently assumed the duties as the new administrator of Halifax Christian School (HCS) for the 2010-11 academic year and said he is looking forward to a successful year of educating students at the Christian school located adjacent to Halifax Square Shopping Center in Centerville.

Study over school study continues in Halifax County

Halifax County School Board members will meet at 1 p.m. today in the School Board Office Conference Room for a special called meeting to hear a presentation from Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) from Bob McCracken and Bonny Wilson.