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Public quiet on tax, budget

No one spoke on the proposed $87.9 million 2014-15 county budget that includes the school budget during a public hearing Monday night in Halifax.

Supervisor: Reduce funding to Southside Services Board

ED-6 Supervisor Larry Giordano voiced strong words of consternation against the Southside Community Services Board Monday night following a closed session meeting and on the heels of an earlier presentation by Southside Community Services Board Director Donald Burge.

Grand jury indicts man in thefts of 4-wheelers

A Halifax grand jury indicted a 24-year-old Halifax man on six felony charges of grand larceny in connection with the theft of six 4-wheelers and a RTV side-by-side stolen from different residences in Halifax County between November and January, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

School board eyes budget cuts at Thursday meeting

With the possibility of only receiving level funding from the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and the amount of state funding still up in the air, the Halifax County School Board is looking at having to cut at least $2 million from their proposed 2014-15 budget draft. 

SoBo man to serve two years for gun charge

A 19-year-old South Boston man, Michael Anthony Rondinelli, will spend an effective two years in prison after being sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court for a felony charge of possession of a firearm while possessing a Schedule I/II controlled substance.

Authorities searching for missing county woman

Halifax County resident Nannie Dora Randolph is missing, and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the 65-year-old woman. 

Ash spill costs top $12,722 locally — so far

The Feb. 2 Duke Energy coal ash spill in Eden, N.C., has cost the Halifax County Service Authority $12,722.15 so far.

Van flips Friday afternoon

An 89-year-old South Boston man was involved in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before noon Friday in the 3000 block of Old Grubby Road.

Tobacco warehouse transforms into apartments showcasing character, history

The lettering is faded, but one can still make out the name “Nelson” on the façade of the only brick tobacco warehouse remaining in South Boston, now the home of New Brick Historic Lofts, which celebrated its official debut with a ribbon-cutting and open house on Thursday.

Icon at Halifax Public Library closing book on career

“Enjoy life!” That’s been the motto genealogist Julia Carrington of the Elmo community has held onto her entire life, and she plans to continue to do so as she retires from the Halifax County Public Library.