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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.

Fitzgerald: New school bids ‘sound’

While Supervisors Chairman William Fitzgerald is pleased to have higher bids for the four former school properties, he said this week that he wants to be sure that the County "is fair to anyone who is interested in bidding on the properties." The four shuttered schools were put up at public auction on Saturday, January 31, but supervisors rejected the low bids placed on the properties at that time.

HCHS drama team reclaims crown as best in the district

Halifax County High School's Drama Team has won the Western Valley District Drama Competition for the second time in three years. The Comets' winning play, "Mark Twain's Adam and Eve," is a new adaptation of Twain's "Diary of Adam" and "Diary of Eve," by Greg Donner. The win advances the team to the Northwest Regional Championships on February 28 at Albemarle High School.

Stimulus bill has $2.3 mil for schools

Halifax County will receive $2.3 million for education spending from the $780 billion federal stimulus package signed into law this week by President Obama, said Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello on Tuesday.

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