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Supervisors to set tax rate, fund school budget tonight

Setting the real estate tax rate  and appropriating $13,377,529 in local funding for the school budget are two items of business that top the agenda for Halifax County Board of Supervisors when it meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Gazette staffers win press awards

Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler, Doug Ford and Paula Bryant claimed eight awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Richmond.

New place, time for school board meeting

Halifax County School Board’s April monthly meeting will occur at a new place and time. 

South Boston woman faces burglary, robbery charges

A 30-year-old South Boston woman faces two felony charges, robbery and attempts and burglary with common law/intent, and a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, according to Halifax County Sheriff Office records. 

Rash of fires keep county crews busy

Firefighters stayed busy Wednesday afternoon fighting a rash of brush fires that broke out throughout the county.

Malicious wounding charge lodged

A 19-year-old Vernon Hill man faces felony charges of malicious wounding while being in a mob, two counts of conspiracy and prohibited participation in a criminal street gang, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Promoting the love of reading, six visitors entertain students

As Cluster Springs Elementary students began their school day Thursday morning, it was not like any other school day. 

Construction zone wreck causes havoc

One lane of northbound traffic on Huell Matthews Highway (Highway 501 South) near the Virginia/North Carolina state line was blocked Wednesday afternoon following a wreck that occurred around 3 p.m., seven-tenths of a mile south of State Route 96.  

Funeral home to remain open under new owners

Brooks Funeral Home will not close, but its ownership and name will change.

Budget: ‘Time to tighten our belts’

South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel said it’s “belt tightening time,” while presenting the town’s proposed $9,171,495 budget for 2014-15 to South Boston Town Council at Monday night’s meeting.