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Governor Talks Budget

Governor Timothy Kaine discussed his expectations for the budget process in the upcoming General Assembly session and downplayed the possibility of Sinai’s Camp 23 being a victim of budget cuts to be announced on Friday during his visit to South Boston Monday afternoon.

Arson Suspected In SoBo Fire

South Boston police suspect arson in a fire that destroyed the residence at 1718 Norwood Avenue Friday morning, Dec. 11, according to Investigator R. E. Redd.

North Halifax VFD Celebrates Helipad With Groundbreaking

Members of the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department were joined by representatives from Halifax Regional Health System and Centra Health of Lynchburg to celebrate the department’s new helipad with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday.

Santa Comes To Alton, Military Style

Santa Claus arrived in style aboard this huge National Guard 7-tonner Saturday just in time for the annual Alton Christmas Parade.

SoBo Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Drug Charges

A 23-year-old South Boston man has pled guilty to multiple drug charges, according to Special Agent M. T. Campbell, coordinator of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

Governor To Help Open Job Center

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is scheduled to be in South Boston today assisting the Industrial Development Authority of South Boston, the South Boston Town Council and the South Central Workforce Investment Board with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the One Stop South Boston Workforce Center on Houghton Avenue at 1:15 p.m.

Angry Riverdale Merchants Challenge Comp Plan

Final VDOT approval of the transportation portion of the Comprehensive Plan 2030 for South Boston is not anticipated until early 2010, so town planners did not take official action on a recommendation for town council at Monday’s public hearing which drew a standing room only crowd of over 50 people.

Alton Christmas Parade Saturday

The Alton community will be full of the holiday spirit tomorrow (Saturday) when the annual Alton Christmas Parade steps off at 11 a.m., rain or shine.

IN PRINT EDITION: Holiday Coupons

Check out Friday's edition of The Gazette-Virginian for local coupons to help you save money during the holiday season!

Two Danville Men Charged Following High Speed Chase

A high-speed police chase that began in Halifax County Monday afternoon ended in Pittsylvania County with the arrest of two Danville men, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.