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Riverdale Businesses: ‘It’s Do Or Die Time’

An entourage of Riverdale business representatives plan to pack the South Boston Planning Commission’s Dec. 9 public hearing on the town’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan in an effort to squash long-term plans for the Riverdale business area.

State Smoking Ban Hits Area Eateries

The state’s restaurant smoking ban – described as one of the strongest in the region and the strongest among tobacco producing states by Gov. Tim Kaine’s office - took effect Tuesday.

Council Takes On Comcast Service

South Boston Town Council grilled a Comcast Cable representative at its monthly work session on Monday, with several councilmen describing current cable service for the town as “unacceptable.”

County Tax Deadline Draws Nears

Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster reminds county residents that the deadline for payment of county real estate and personal property taxes is Monday, Dec. 7.

Town Council To Meet With Senator, Delegate

Senator Frank Ruff and Delegate-elect James Edmunds are expected to meet with members of South Boston Town Council members this evening when they meet at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

‘A Dickens Of A Christmas’

The village of Halifax celebrated its Christmas Open House – “A Dickens Of A Christmas” - Sunday offering door prizes, refreshments, crafts for the youngsters and live music.

Dr. Frank Godbold Jr. Dies At 86

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church this morning at 11 for dedicated community servant and optometrist Dr. Frank B. Godbold Jr.

The Prizery Wins Prestigious Statewide Rising Star Award

The Prizery arts center has won the prestigious Arts Build Community’s Rising Star Award from Virginians for the Arts, making it the first-ever recipient of a new award that honors an up-and-coming arts organization having a significant impact on its community.

Nine Bands To Perform In SoBo Christmas Parade


Nine bands will perform in South Boston’s Christmas Parade when it gets under way Saturday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m.

Daniel Gets 3 Life Terms

At a funeral home months ago, Courtney Marie Servais lay covered — except for one hand for family to hold — while loved ones viewed her body, which had been too brutalized for an open-casket funeral.