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Make way for snow plows: VDOT continues to clear roads

Remains of missing contractor identified


Scholarship set in memory of McInturfs


Comets continue to struggle





Soft but slippery: Snowfall piles up

South Boston News
A Ford service truck jack-knifed on U.S. 360 East after crossing the median and skidding into the opposite lane of the highway.
Snow accumulations beat early expectations as Southside Virginia hunkered down for Wednesday's arctic blast.

Supes tap reserves to balance budget

Recognizing the pressing need for renovations to the historic Halifax County Courthouse, the Board of Supervisors on Thursday evening added an additional $50,000 to the upcoming year budget to begin repairs to the building. That amount, along with $9,000 for part-time help at the County Extension office, widened the gap that the county faces between revenues and expenses.

Mad in Riverdale

RIVERDALE MERCHANTS WANT TO STAY — Mac Ragans of Ragans, Auto Sales told South Boston Planners Wednesday evening that he has invested his entire life in his Riverdale business and he, like other business owners there, wants to stay where he is. (SOMcL photo)
Merchants say they aren’t going anywhere despite town’s plans

County jobless rate soars to 11.1 percent

Halifax County’s jobless rate climbed into double digits in January as 11.1 percent of the county’s 14,552 person civilian labor force —1,824 workers in all — filed unemployment claims. The rate jumped sharply from the 8.9 percent figure in December and is four points higher than this time last year, when Halifax County’s jobless rate was 6.9 percent. A year ago, 1,107 persons were seeking work.

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