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Traffic pattern takes new direction at Halifax County Middle School

“As of this morning it seems to be working OK,” said Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton Thursday, commenting on the new traffic pattern at Halifax County Middle School.

Large crowd expected at Kerr reservoir symposium

CLARKSVILLE — Officials in Clarksville are expecting a large turnout for Thursday’s Symposium on Kerr Reservoir. 

Police: Rabid fox killed in Chase City

Authorities are warning residents in the Chase City area to exercise caution after a fox killed in last week tested positive for rabies. 

Hittin’ the books

Schools opened Monday morning with a total of 5,350 students in grades K-12 at the county’s seven elementary and two secondary schools, school officials said.

South Boston postmaster delivered top honor

South Boston Postmaster Pat Honeycutt took a moment Tuesday to reflect on her being chosen as Postmaster of the Year by the Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS).

Commonwealth’s Attorney earns appointment on Virginia board

Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim Slayton White has been named to the Computer Crimes Advisory Committee of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

Board to review water, sewer rates at meeting

The Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) board is expected to review proposed water and sewer rates at its monthly meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.

Descendants donate document to battle foundation

On, Aug. 2, delegates of the Historic Staunton River Foundation — a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and preservation of the Staunton River Battlefield — met with Leslie Carter of Shepherdstown, W.Va., to accept a donation of an original document, the minutes of the Employees of the Danville Arsenal, dated 1864.

Home a total loss in Friday fire


A Virginia State Police fire investigator is conducting an investigation into a Friday afternoon fire that destroyed a two-story frame house at 1045 Rogers Trail in the Cluster Springs community, according to Cluster Springs Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Robertson.

School board tweaks grading policy

Halifax County School Board members voted to change the county school system’s grading scale Friday afternoon during a retreat held at Riverstone Technology Park.