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Closing the gap

Using abandoned TV ‘white space,’ high-tech partners provide free educational broadband to 100 area homes – with many more to come

Choice of new Halifax County school chief set for tonight

Trustees meet at HCMS to name Herndon’s successor

Outgoing senior aims to pay it forward, health-wise

With graduation at hand, Principal’s Award winner aspires for medical career


Halifax Fight Team hosts MMA open mat event in South Boston




Mecklenburg shuffles principals’ positions: Keeton, Carter on the move

Pauline Keeton, the current principal of Bluestone High School, is stepping down and transferring to Chase City Elementary School where she will serve as an Assistant Principal. In her place, Dr. Darnell Carter, the current principal at Park View High School, will assume the head position at Bluestone High School.

Lineburg named new Halifax school superintendent

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Dr. Mark Y. Lineburg during his introduction Thursday at Halifax County Middle School
Dr. Mark Y. Lineburg, a former superintendent of schools in Winchester and Bristol City and a career educator with 26 years' experience, has been named the new Superintendent of Halifax County Public Schools.

Bosiger Award presented at HCMS (UPDATED)

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BOSIGER AWARD WINNER RECOGNIZED AFTER CLASS RANK IS CORRECTED — James T. Francis, an eighth grade student at Halifax County Middle School, (left) is the co-winner of the Gail Bosiger Scholarship Award for maintaining the highest GPA for the year among members of the eighth grade class. At an awards program Wednesday at HCMS, the Bosiger Award was presented to the second-ranked eighth student, Shea Carey, who becomes the award co-winner (right). According to HCMS Principal Magie Wilkerson, a reporting error was made by the guidance department in identifying the top 10 eighth grade students for the school year. Francis was originally left off that Top 10 list; the class ranking will change with other students moving down one spot in the order. Francis is pictured with his certificate recognizing him for attaining the top GPA in the eighth grade. Shea Carey remains the recipient of the J. Marshall Swanson Award for exemplary citizenship. That recognition was unaffected by the school’s GPA reporting error.

The Invaders return to South Hill to rock the town

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The Invaders will return for a 50th reunion show on Saturday, June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Centennial Park Amphitheater in South Hill. The event is free admission but donations will be taken to benefit the VCU CMH Hendrick Oncology Clinic.

Tuck Enterprises building on US 360 destroyed by fire

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The destroyed building on US 360 in South Boston
An early morning fire Thursday that totally destroyed the former Tuck Enterprise building on US 360 resulted in an estimated $500,000 loss.

Closing the gap

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The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation, the Tobacco Commission and Microsoft celebrate the connection of 100 homes to their “white space” rural Internet project. The event took place at the Washington-Coleman Communitty Center, where a telecommunications tower has been added to the network.
Using abandoned TV ‘white space,’ high-tech partners provide free educational broadband to 100 area homes – with many more to come

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