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Councilmen Comment On Comcast Negotiations

Comcast Cable franchise negotiations headlined discussion at Monday’s monthly meeting of South Boston Town Council, with at least one councilman expressing continued frustration with his cable service.

Board OKs Increase In County Class Sizes

Class sizes will increase in the county’s classrooms in the future, thanks to a new policy on class size approved by a 7-1 vote during Monday’s school board meeting. Board member Fay Satterfield cast the lone dissenting vote.

Vet Loses License For One Month

Halifax veterinarian Dr. William Will has been fined $5,000, and his license to practice was suspended for two years following an investigation conducted by the Department of Health Professionals (DHP). 

Department Heads, Outside Agencies Ask Supes To Hold Line On Budget Cuts

Nine representatives from outside agencies and departments receiving county funds explained to the board of supervisors Monday night what proposed cuts in local funding would mean to their individual departments and agencies.

Trustees Pay Tribute To Students, Amend Early Retirement Incentive

On a night of recognition of student achievements Monday night at the Cluster Springs Early Learning Center, the Halifax County School Board amended the early retirement insurance incentive it had previously approved during its February meeting.

School Personnel Cuts Possible

Halifax County School Board members got their first good look at budget numbers Thursday night during their budget workshop, and what they saw is a shortfall in state funding ranging from just over $3 million to over $3.7 million.

Supes To Talk Budget In Work Session Tonight

Halifax County Supervisors will talk money when the board holds a work session to discuss the county budget tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Student Winners Take Center Stage

It will be a night of recognitions tonight as the Halifax County School Board takes its act on the road once again to the Cluster Springs Early Learning Center.

Changes Forthcoming At Vulcan Rock Quarry In South Boston

Changes are in the works at the Vulcan rock quarry in South Boston.

Grammy-Nominated Jazz Violinist Regina Carter At Prizery On Friday

One of the most dynamic and technically accomplished violinists now recording will appear Friday night at The Prizery arts center.