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Twister Touches Down In Alton On Sunday Night

The series of strong storms that hit Halifax County Sunday night brought torrential rains, high winds, thunder and lightning and sparked a small tornado in the Alton community, according to the National Weather Service.

Halifax County Tax Rates See No Increase

County real estate taxpayers will pay 43 cents per $100 assessed value on their land holdings in the coming year after the Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted Monday night to set tax rates as previously advertised.

SoBo Town Council Continues Study Of Proposed Budget

South Boston Town Council as a whole got its first look at a draft of the proposed $9,813,903 budget for 2010-2011 at its monthly work session on Monday, a conservative budget that consolidates several line items in an effort to cut costs.

County Native Tapped As ESPNNewYork Web site Editor

ESPNNewYork.com, the latest edition of ESPN’s network of local sites and newest destination for New York sports news and information, will be launched under the day-to-day editorial leadership of new executive editor Leon Carter, an Alton native, a 1977 graduate of Halifax County Senior High School and a news veteran with over 24 years of experience with the N.Y. sports coverage.

Possible Tornado Hits Halifax County On Sunday Night

A series of strong storms hit Halifax County Sunday night with torrential rains, high winds, thunder and lightning.

SVHEC Trustees Pay Tribute To Former Chairman

Southern Virginia Higher Education’s (SVHEC) Board of Trustees has recognized former Chairman Bobby Howard for his years of service and support while heading the organization.

Supes Slated To Adopt $89M Budget Tonight

Setting the tax rate and adopting the FY 2011 county budget tops the agenda for the Halifax County Board of Supervisors when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Teacher Layoffs Averted

The Halifax County School Board accepted its $57,693,025 budget for 2010-2011 that calls for no teacher layoffs. The motion passed on a 6-2 vote during the board’s budget work session Thursday night with board members Joe Gasperini and Kimberly Farson casting the dissenting votes.

Another Armed Robbery Probed

Two men robbed a Halifax business Saturday night at gunpoint, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Damages Extensive, Traffic Blocked In Friday Wreck


A two-vehicle wreck involving this Ford Fusion and pickup truck occurred Friday afternoon around 1:45 p.m. on US-360 (James D. Hagood Hwy.) at Runt Powell’s Store in the vicinity of Dan River Church Road (Rt. 716).