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Tax hike balances budget

Halifax County’s proposed 2014/15 budget is balanced, but it will require a one-cent hike in the real estate tax rate.

Tuesday’s statewide tornado drill pushes preparedness

From 2011 to 2013, a total of 67 tornadoes struck Virginia, killing 10 people and injuring more than 100.  

County ‘in good shape’ to borrow for renovations

Halifax County has a “strong” debt profile and is in “good shape right now” for borrowing $19.27 million that will be needed to renovate the historical Halifax County Courthouse, sheriff’s department office space and industrial arts building.

Spring break is safe … for now

“The big news is spring break is safe right now,” said Chairman Kim Farson as she explained Halifax County students, teachers and administrators have no days they have to make up at this point. 

Robbery, assault, property damage charges lodged

A 25-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of robbery that allegedly occurred during the assault on a family member at Honeytree Apartments, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Gate malfunction raises worry for fire crews

South Boston firefighters are prepared to extinguish blazes, but when they have to battle railroad crossing gates for hours before making it to the scene of the fire, “It’s not good,” said South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

In memory of Alex Williamson, firemen gain equipment

Alex Williamson’s commitment to county volunteer firefighters is continuing to be felt four years after his passing.

Library board ponders going regional

Even though board members voiced their concern about regionalizing the Halifax Public and the South Boston Public libraries last month, they plan to hear an update on regionalization at their meeting Tuesday. 

Halifax man convicted of four felonies

A 26-year-old Halifax man, Quinn Theadon Tucker, was convicted Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court of five offenses, four of them felonies, following a bench trial.

Spring break in jeopardy?

County students’ spring break vacation days between April 14-18 may be in jeopardy as school officials debate whether to use these days for make-up days when the Halifax County School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.