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Halifax prepares budget for vote

$100 mil cost cap for proposed Mecklenburg County school complex is elusive goal

After scaling back building’s scope, construction budget still comes up millions short

Let’s go relay


Coach of the year





Vernon Hill man dies in motorcycle crash

A Vernon Hill man was killed Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating slid off the gravel shoulder of State Route 360 and crashed.

WoodLINKS students head to Las Vegas for competition

John Barry and McKenzie Stevens
Two students in Halifax County High School’s WoodLINKS, USA dual enrollment program are headed to Las Vegas to compete in the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) Fresh Wood Student Competition. Recent high school graduates John Barry and McKenzie Stevens will be representing the WoodLINKS program as they compete against high school students from across the United States. The HCPS WoodLINKS site is the first in Virginia, and the 2008-09 school year was its pilot year. Right out of the gate, the program’s students developed and built an original chair that has been juried into the national AWFS Fresh Wood Student Competition. “The competition only selects a handful of applicants in the whole nation to compete. Applicants have to be juried in, and we were chosen out of 165 entries for class projects,” said Clint Johnson, WoodLINKS Instructor.

Data center preparations said incomplete

A recently-released report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security criticizes disaster preparedness and other shortcomings at two new computer data processing centers operated for the sprawling agency. Targets of the review include the EDS data center in Clarksville and a similar facility located in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi

Youth participate in home repair mission trip

ST. JOHN'S/TRINITY MISSION TRIP — Shown above are members of the June 17-21 Mission Trip are, from left, Phil Pennington of Galilee Missions, Isabella Martin, Frank Fincher, Megan Fincher, Peter Gasperini, Austine Lowe, Jacob Saunders, Joey Gasperini, Hannah Saunders, Tammie Saunders, and in the back Joe Simonson, Emma Butterworth, Mrs. Betty, the home owner, Dean Pryor and Sue Simonson.
On the morning of June 17, youth from the St. John’s and Trinity Episcopal Churches gathered with their families in the church parking lot and prepared to go on a mission trip to Carolina Beach, North Carolina. After much embracing and well-wishing, Father Gary Butterworth said a prayer for the participants, and then we were on our way.

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