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Halifax Council Seeks River Access In Gateway Project

Halifax Town Council came one step closer Tuesday night in securing access to the Banister River for its proposed wayside as part of the proposed Banister River Gateway Project.

Show On All-Star’s Roots To Air Tonight

Emmitt Smith is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher amassing 18,355 yards over 14 NFL seasons, and last April he was in Mecklenburg and Halifax counties researching his family tree as part of NBC’s new series “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Former Resident Seeking Role In Commercial

Born into a military family, Romona Black came to live in South Boston in 1971 to complete her primary and secondary education within, what she calls, “the safe confines of one of Virginia’s coziest communities.”

Task Force Arrests Four On Drug Charges

Members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force served indictments on four county men this week, according to Virginia State Police Special Agent M.T. Campbell, task force coordinator.

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.