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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.

Advisors: Investing Today Requires Sound Judgment

Stocks fell slightly in early trading Tuesday after earnings season began with Alcoa Inc. coming up short of analysts’ expectations, according to The Associated Press.

Sunshine Officials Mum On Layoffs

Sunshine Mills in Halifax laid off an unconfirmed number of employees Thursday morning, according to Royal Witcher, chief operations officer in the plant’s corporate office headquartered in Red Bay, Alabama.

Robber Hits Super 8 Motel In Riverdale

A single masked robber produced a handgun and demanded money from the clerk on duty at the Super 8 Motel in Riverdale sometime before 1 a.m. Saturday, according to South Boston Police.

Heritage Festival Pays Tribute To Stock Car Racing

Jim Croce’s song “Rapid Roy” describes to a tee the early days of dirt track stock car racing at the South Boston Speedway.

Trustees To Tackle School System Efficiency Study

School board members Joe Gasperini and Fay Satterfield are slated to address an efficiency study of the school system tonight when the Halifax County School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.