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‘Working Toward A More Community Driven United Way’

The United Way of Halifax County held its annual meeting Thursday with the theme for the group going forward, working toward a more community driven United Way.

Prizery Picks Up Art Trophy

The Prizery arts center was officially awarded the first-ever Rising Star Award in front of about 300 of its peer organizations at the annual Art Works for Virginia conference last week in Richmond.

Shooting At Sheetz Leads To $5M Suit

The estate of Randolph Neal Seamster Jr. has filed a $5.35 million wrongful death lawsuit in Halifax County Circuit Court alleging that Thomas Lewis, an investigator with the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force, acted negligently and committed assault and battery when he fatally shot Seamster in the Riverdale Sheetz parking lot on July 2, 2008.

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.