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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).

Hosanna In The Highest

Talmadge P. Whitt, handler of Whitley the donkey, leads the Palm Sunday processional down North Main Street Sunday morning.

County Planners Hear Comments On 20 AFDs

Two people spoke in favor of specific agricultural and forestal districts (AFDs) Tuesday evening when the Halifax County Planning Commission held its public hearing on 20 AFD applications.

Public Mum On Golf Cart Issue In Town Of Halifax

Members of the Halifax Planning Commission set a public hearing for their April meeting and directed Town Manager Carl Espy to develop a town ordinance on the use of golf carts in the town. That action came during the commission’s monthly meeting Wednesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Arrest Made In 1993 Murder

New information from the investigation of the 1993 murder of a New Jersey man led to the arrest this week of a former South Boston man on a charge of first-degree murder, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Police: Armed Robber Hits Jiffy

A man robbed the Jiffy Store, located on John Randolph Boulevard in South Boston, at gunpoint Tuesday night, according to South Boston Police Investigator C. L. Carswell.