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Flotsam Flotilla Saturday on Banister

Full house backs home business

Crowd urges Halifax council to allow apparel sales at Mountain Road home

Tourism spending takes big leap locally

Growth rate of 6.9 percent is among highest in Virginia

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Comets take 34-14 win over Rockets

Improve to 2-0, face Park View at home Friday

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Candidate forums set for October

Contenders for Board of Supervisors, School Board invited to district events

Three schools fall short of federal AYP standard

The three largest schools in Halifax County failed to make passing grades in annual AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) testing during the past school year. Halifax County High School, Halifax County Middle School and South Boston Elementary all fell short of the national standard for measuring educational progress.

South Boston throws support behind proposed visitors center

South Boston Town Council on Monday night voted to support the county Tourism Office’s application to the Virginia Tobacco Commission for $498,000 to establish a new Visitors Center on U.S. 58. Council also pledged $53,500 annually to support the operations of the new center, which is projected to increase tourism spending in Halifax County by at least six percent annually.

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