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Former Gazette columnist, radio broadcaster dies

Henry Preston ‘Pres’ Young Jr., former columnist for The Gazette-Virginian and former general manager of radio station WHLF, died Sunday at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 87.

Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer Nov. 1

The Baptist Women’s World Day of prayer will be observed Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 220 Ferry Street in South Boston.

Library board to discuss funding

The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Halifax Library with Chairman Lisa Crews expected to preside over the meeting.

Residents hear Banister Shores water plan

The Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) held an information meeting for the residents of the Banister Shores subdivision following its regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Race relations forum tonight

Halifax County Little Theatre will present the play “To Kill A Mockingbird” in mid-November in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in malicious wounding

Jason Thomas Sizemore has been arrested on a malicious wounding charge, according to officials in the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Fiber optic network, staff expand

The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) is expanding its open-access advanced fiber optic network, as a result of three federal broadband stimulus grant awards, Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) officials announced Friday.

Halifax County Commonwealth Attorney lashes out at sentencing

Halifax County Commonwealth Attorney Kim White expressed disappointment Thursday with a ruling by Halifax County Circuit Court Judge Joel C. Cunningham in which the judge reduced a jury-recommended six-year prison term to an active 19-month sentence.

Teachers awarded mini-grants

Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation presented 37 mini-grants to 55 teachers on Thursday afternoon at Halifax Regional Hospital in the Leggett Auditorium.

Bank gives Halifax County High School a boost

Cheryll Lopez, branch manager for Wachovia Bank in Centerville, presents a $1,000 donation Thursday to Halifax County High School through the Wachovia Wells Fargo Community Partner Program.