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James Edmunds Adjusting To City Life At General Assembly

RICHMOND — In politics, “dirt” usually has a negative connotation. But James Edmunds of Halifax says he misses the brown stuff. In fact, the freshman delegate joked he needed a bucket of dirt for his office in the General Assembly Building next to the state Capitol.

Remembering King's Legacy

Halifax County Business and Professional Council officers and members  sponsored Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street.

Equalization Board To Hear Complaints On Tax Assessment

Halifax County landowners who have complaints or objections about their real estate assessments have the opportunity to meet with the county board of equalization in February, according to Halifax County Tax Assessor Harold Throckmorton.

Planners Recommend Approval For Comp Plan

South Boston planners voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend approval of the controversial Comprehensive Plan 2030, but with amendments, including language designed to reinforce protection of Riverdale businesses located in the floodway along U.S. 501.

Raleigh High-Tech Firm Eyes Daystrom Plant

A Raleigh based high-tech firm is looking to locate 199 jobs over a five-year period, and the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is working feverishly to locate it in the former Daystrom Furniture building located on Greens Folly Road, according to IDA Executive Director Mike Sexton.

Fire Destroys Sinai Trailer

Firefighters battle this trailer fire Thursday afternoon in the Sinai community.

Schools Receive High Honor

Halifax County Public Schools and five individual county schools have been named as recipients of the 2010 Board of Education Competence To Excellence Award.

Bolling Signals GOP ‘Aggressive Stance’

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling signaled a GOP emphasis on economic development, workforce training and higher education during a roundtable discussion with community leaders yesterday at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

Education, Public Safety Targeted For State Cuts

Republican Del. James Edmunds II joins state legislators in Richmond today when the Virginia General Assembly convenes.

Razing A Landmark

The Carter Fabrics smokestack is all that remains of this landmark textile factory that once employed hundreds of county residents.