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Police arrest elusive suspect

Powell’s Creek Farm solar addresses neighbors’ concerns

Voter registration deadline nears


Comet tennis early season success continues





Investment advisor gets prison sentence in Ponzi scheme

South Boston News
Michael Sullivan
A South Hill man, perpetrator of a $1.4 million Ponzi scheme, has received an active prison sentence of five years, out of a total 160-year term imposed by Mecklenburg County Circuit Court Judge Leslie Osborn on Thursday.

Dance hall permit approved

THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE — South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston presented a framed resolution of appreciation to Billy L. Clarke, thanking him for his 12 years of service on the South Boston Board of Zoning Appeals. Clarke has served as not only a member, but as vice chairman and chairman of the group during his tenure. Shown with him and the Mayor are Council members Mark Morris, Morris Bryant, Sandra Thompson, Bill Snead, Ed Owens and Coleman Speece. (David Conner, II photo)

Halifax approves tower, lowers 501 speed limit

Halifax Town Council on Tuesday night approved a special use permit which will allow Ntelos/Virginia to co-locate wireless telecommunications equipment on the Town’s newly refurbished downtown water tank. The Town will receive $750 per month rent from Ntelos for the next five years. After the first five years the rent will increase by four percent for each of the next five years. Currently the Town receives $1500 monthly from AT&T for its ground base and usage on the water tank.

Supes delay cell phone tower

County Supervisors delayed taking action Monday night on a request for a conditional use permit for a telecommunications tower in ED7 from Pegasus Tower Company. Instead Board members referred the matter back to the Planning Commission, asking that they make a recommendation to them at the next meeting on the request.

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