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Beadles indicted in slaying

Man accused of threatening to set female victim on fire

Halifax Town Council reviews parking issues downtown with courthouse work


Abbott ready for second year at U.Va.





South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Graduates take center stage Friday

Halifax High School Principal Albert T. Randolph has announced the names of the program participants for the Class of 2009’s commencement exercise at Halifax County High School this Friday, May 29. The exercise will be held in the gymnasium of the high school beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is by ticket only. Randolph is once again stressing student participation for the program.

Service pays tribute to fallen veterans

LAYING OF THE WREATHS — Representatives of the sponsoring organizations of the Memorial Day Tribute, American Legion Post Post 8, DAR, SAR, UDC, Sons of the Confederacy, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Society of 1812 and the National Guard on Monday morning placed wreaths at the war memorial in Halifax. Below left, Vietnam veteran Andy Lowery relates some of his war experiences. (SOMcL photo)
Andy Lowery, one of the two guest speakers at Monday’s Memorial Day Tribute held at the War Memorial in Halifax, told a grateful crowd of listeners, “Coming under fire will change you for the rest of your life.” Lowery was describing some of his experiences while serving in southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict. He recalled a story of his buddy, Jimmy Ingram, who was drafted and trained along with him, but never made it back. “He was just a country boy who gave his all for this country,” Lowery said.

More food, shelter funds available

The Tri-County Community Action Agency has announced the availability of $12,700 in additional funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Program, according to William E. Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Coleman reported that these funds were made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which has made $100 million available in supplemental funding to Emergency Food and Shelter National Programs.

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