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Water, sewer rates may change in SoBo, Riverdale, Halifax

Water and sewer rates could be changing for most South Boston, Halifax and Riverdale residents as a result of action taken by the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) at its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.

South Boston Fire Department promotes three

Three South Boston Fire Department (SBFD) firemen were promoted and received their new badges in a ceremony Friday night at Four Oaks Restaurant, according to SBFD Chief Steve Phillips.

Convergence Art Guild to feature works of Bob Cage

The Convergence Art Guild will be opening a major exhibition of the work of well-known local artist Bob Cage on Saturday, Aug. 28, according to Ron Miller, Convergence Art Guild president.

Rainfall gives hope to Halifax County farmers

“It was a Godsend for farmers,” said Bruce Pearce, Halifax County Soil and Water Conservation District manager, describing the torrential rain that soaked Halifax County the past three days.

Task Force arrests six juveniles in ‘assault by mob’

Members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force arrested six juveniles Tuesday who allegedly were involved in an “assault by mob” that occurred on July 19, according to Special Agent M. T. Campbell, Task Force coordinator.

Perriello hears from supporters, critics in South Boston

With congressional elections looming in November, concern, distrust, suspicion and sometimes anger toward the current administration and its policies has been evident in town hall meetings conducted by 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello.

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.