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Gearing Up For Homecoming Night

Members of the 2009 Homecoming Court for Halifax County High School include, front row, from left, freshman representatives Briyana Jackson and Takiya Reed and sophomore representatives Rokesha King and Katayah Rogers.  Second row, left to right, are junior representative Brittany Long and senior representatives Ashley Bowen, Nia Brown, Kisha Crowder and Johanna Spencer.  On the back row are boys senior representatives Antonio D. Bailey, Dru Henderson and Devin Walton.  Not pictured are junior representative Jill Trickey and senior boys representative Dale Trent.

South Boston Library Manager’s Resignation Stirs Controversy

South Boston Library Manager Woodson Hughes’ resignation last week continues to ignite controversy.

Critters Face Wily SoBo Adversary

Critters face a wily adversary in South Boston’s new Animal Control Officer.P aula Murray is a walking “how to” treasury. She knows secrets.

Fire Heavily Damages South Boston Home

A South Boston house was heavily damaged Thursday afternoon after a fire broke out in the kitchen, according to South Boston fire officials.

Absences Up In County Schools

“I don’t see a trend right now that bothers me,” said Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton when asked about the absentee rate in the county’s schools. “Over the last two weeks our absences actually have gone down.”

DCC To Dedicate Foundation Hall Thursday

The dedication of Foundation Hall, Danville Community College’s new health sciences building, will be held Thursday at the building site, located on the college campus at the corner of South Main Street and Kemper Road.

Fire Destroys Halifax Home

A Halifax house was declared a total loss following a fire Monday morning, according to a Halifax Volunteer Fire Department spokesman.

Man Found Safe After Search

Efforts of Halifax County Emergency Services personnel were rewarded early Monday morning when a missing 88-year-old Oak Level man was found in relatively good condition, according to Kirby Saunders, county emergency services coordinator.

County Registrar’s Office Open Saturdays For Absentee Ballot Voting

The Halifax County Registrar’s Office will be open Saturday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that registered voters who are unable to go to the polls to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election due to health or being out of town on business or school, may vote by absentee ballot, announced Halifax County Registrar Judy R. Meeler.

Agritourism Workshop Set For Interested Entrepreneurs

Farmers who may be considering adding excitement to their farm, tourists to their fields and hopefully more money to their bottom line by incorporating agritourism into their farming operation should attend Agritourism: It’s More Than a Farm Tour . . . Act III to discover new ideas to enhance a farming facility.