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School Supply Ministry launches second season

Beginning its second season in operation, the year-round school supply storeroom kicked off a new school year Friday morning at the Dan River Baptist Association (DRBA) office located on Dan River Church Road in Halifax.

Visitor’s center wins backing from council

Halifax Town Council gave thumbs up to the proposed Halifax County visitor’s center during its monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax.

Halifax tired of being in fast lane

Halifax Town Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday night for the town to formally request VDOT to lower the speed limit on a portion of Mountain Road.

Young racers not a novelty in motorsports

Teen and pre-teen racers are not unusual in motorsports, according to Josh Lief, Virginia International Raceway (VIR) general manager.

VIR opens new kind of track

The next step in the racing evolution of Virginia International Raceway (VIR) took place Thursday with the opening of a new 1/20-mile oval track at the venerable road racing facility in Alton.

Fewer schools in state meet AYP standards

Fewer schools in Virginia met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards in the federal No Child Left Behind program during 2009-2010, according to information released Thursday by the Virginia Department of Education.

Deadline to apply for cooling assistance nears

The deadline to apply for 2010 cooling assistance is Monday, Aug. 16. The 120 local departments of social services throughout Virginia will accept applications postmarked or received through Monday, Aug. 16, as part of the Virginia Department of Social Services’ (VDSS) Energy Assistance Program.

Three county schools get failing grade

Halifax County Public School division along with three county schools failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in the “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) program, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Joe Griles told school board members Monday night during their regular monthly meeting.

School workers’ insurance hike offset

Halifax County School Board members voted to allocate $440,000 in carryover funding to help school employees pay for their health insurance increase during the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday night.

South Boston supports new visitor’s center

South Boston Town Council came out of closed session Monday evening and approved a resolution supporting a joint application for funds to assist purchase and development of a new visitor’s center.