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Raceway Looks Ahead To Promising Future

Back in the day, VIR attracted some of the world’s and country’s best known professional racers. After it was closed in 1974, few people felt that the roar of powerful racing engines would be heard there again.

Tobacco Commission Gets Process Rolling For Socioeconomic Uranium Mining Study

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is reprinted with permission of the Register & Bee.)
The process has begun for the second part of a study focusing on the socioeconomic impacts of uranium mining and milling in Virginia.

Riverstone Project In Line For $471,000

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority is in line to receive 21 percent of the $2.25 million in grant funding it sought from the Virginia Tobacco Commission after the Commission’s Southside Economic Development Committee met Thursday in Roanoke.

Halifax Going Green For Special Earth Day Extravaganza

There will be something for the entire family in Halifax on Saturday, April 24, when the community comes together to celebrate Earth Day.

Supporters Cry Foul Ball At Halifax Council Meeting

A standing room only crowd of more than 50 coaches, players, parents and supporters of Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball (HDYB) packed Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday night for Halifax Town Council’s regular monthly meeting.

Search Efforts Scaled Back For Missing 5-Year-Old Boy

Search and rescue crews looking for the five-year-old Sutherlin boy who went missing after a boating accident on Monday in Danville have changed their tactics.

South Boston Council Tables Vote On Comcast

South Boston Town Council deferred a vote on the proposed cable franchise agreement with Comcast at its monthly meeting on Monday, instead adopting a “wait and see” attitude regarding an announcement by Comcast concerning the advent of high definition service and other channel changes in South Boston.

Sutherlin Child Feared Dead

Personnel from Halifax County Emergency Services, South Boston Police and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office are on standby to assist Danville officials in the search for a 5-year-old Sutherlin child feared drowned following a boating accident Monday afternoon.

Trustees Recognize Students, Bus Drivers

School board members recognized a number of students and three outstanding bus drivers during the April school board meeting Monday night at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

County School Board Selects Committee To Review Efficiency Study Options

Halifax County School Board Chairman Walter Potts appointed a committee Monday night to look at having an efficiency study conducted for the Halifax County School System. That action came during the school board’s April meeting at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.