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Library Patrons Can Now Renew Books, DVDs Online

Library trustees changed the DVD lending policy to five DVDs for five days, were advised patrons can now renew DVDs and books online by going to the library’s Web site — after receiving a password by calling or visiting the library, learned wireless Internet service is 24-hours/7days a week, and discussed the impact of a coming 5 percent state funding cut in addition to the previous 5 percent cut at their Tuesday board meeting.

Police Agencies Brace For Cuts

With potential budget cuts hovering over their heads, county law enforcement agencies are bracing for the worst.

Charge Filed In Flood Rescue

Emergency services personnel rescued three occupants of a pickup truck Monday afternoon after the driver attempted to cross a flooded road and became stranded, according to Kirby Saunders, Halifax County Emergency Services coordinator.

Moderate Flooding Expected Along Dan


The Dan River at South Boston is expected to crest near 27.4 feet this morning, well above the 19 ft. flood stage here, according to the National Weather Service.

Police: Vandals Break Windows In SoBo, Halifax

Rock throwing vandals struck several residences in the towns of South Boston and Halifax over the weekend, according to police in the two towns.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Inducted As Virginia Law Foundation Fellow

Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kimberly S. White was among 26 lawyers inducted into the Virginia Law Foundation 2010 Class of Fellows at a dinner meeting held Thursday in Williamsburg during the Virginia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting.

Recession Claims More Jobs At ABB

A total of 29 hourly positions were eliminated Thursday and Friday affecting ABB employees on all three shifts and reaching across all of the product lines at the South Boston plant, local plant officials confirmed Friday morning.

Four File To Fill Vacant Seat On Board Of Supes

Four candidates are seeking to fill the vacant ED-5 seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, confirmed Deputy Clerk Debby Forlines Friday.

County Dog Tags Due Feb. 1

Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster reminds dog owners that 2010 dog tags need to be on dogs by Feb. 1.

Check Presentation At North Halifax

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer Tracey Tribble (left) presents a check for $22,000 to NHVFD President John Tanner (right).