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Edwards to run for Halifax County commissioner of revenue

South Boston native Leigh Fuller Edwards this week announced she will seek the office of Halifax County Commissioner of the Revenue in the 2011 election.

Play concerns hit SoBo council

The community debate over the upcoming production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” reached town council chambers during its monthly meeting Monday night, with council members listening quietly but offering no comment as citizens expressed views against and in favor of the performance.

Tables turned on B&E suspects

Three Long Island residents have been charged in the break-in of a Mulberry Road residence in the Nathalie community, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Halifax County school board halts study

The Halifax County School Board shot down a motion to approve an independent efficiency study of the county school system by a 3-4 vote Monday evening during the board’s monthly meeting at the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Longtime educator to speak at Saturday banquet

Banister Senior Services will hold its fifth annual banquet Saturday afternoon at The Prizery in South Boston.

South Boston, Halifax County Veterans Day closings listed

All county, state and federal offices and all courts will be closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.

Illness forces author to delay book signing

Best-selling author Rebecca Skloot cancelled her engagement scheduled at The Prizery on Sunday due to illness, Interim Library Director H. L. Deslauriers said Friday afternoon.

Two fires strike Halifax County on Friday

A Friday afternoon house fire caused extensive damage to a Vernon Hill community home, according to an Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department spokesman.

South Boston parade honors the freedom keepers

The annual Veterans Day Parade took place in downtown South Boston on Saturday.

'To Kill A Mockingbird’ debate still swirls

Three area ministers are scheduled to express their concerns to South Boston Town Council tonight over the upcoming performance of “To Kill A Mockingbird.”