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Halifax County schools open the 2009-10 school year today

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First Day of School at Sinai Elementary – Students were greeted by Sinai Elementary School principal Mike Wilborne on the first day of school Monday.
The school bell rings for county school students today, one of the earliest openings since the days when openings were scheduled after Labor Day as farm youth were needed on the farms for the harvest of tobacco. The early opening also means an early closing for the school year, set for the end of May if students do not have to miss days due to weather conditions.

HCHS, HCMS get failing grade on AYP report card

Halifax County Middle School and Halifax County High School both failed to meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) standards during the past school year. Last year both schools made AYP. (AYP is an annual measurement tool of the federal No Child Left Behind act that requires divisions, their individual schools and demographic subgroups within those schools to show increasing competency on a battery of tests, beginning in the third grade.)

State tourism officials to hold seminar at The Prizery Wednesday

This week presents an important opportunity for those whose livelihood is tied in with tourism. On Wednesday members of the Virginia Tourism Department will be at The Prizery to help local businesses maximize their exposure to visitors. Halifax native Wirt Confroy, now director of the Partnership Marketing Outreach for the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will join local tourism director Linda Shepperd for a meeting beginning at 9 a.m.

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