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Mecklenburg County schools make gains, earn across-the-board state accreditation

Trustee alleges high school disparities

Garner poses questions that point to inequalities at Park View, Bluestone

11 indicted by grand jury


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Comets prepare for Buckingham

Final scrimmage Friday at Tuck Dillard Stadium, season opens Aug. 30 when Comets host Nottoway

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Plans move forward for longer trail

With work starting soon on one extension to Tobacco Heritage Trail, Halifax County seeks funds for more

National Night Out sponsors

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Farm Bureau Insurance in Centerville will once again be donating child safety seats to be given away during Halifax County's 2009 celebration of the National Night Out Against Crime. This year, the National Night Out will be held Aug. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. For more information, or to volunteer, be a sponsor or set up a booth or table, please contact Halifax County's NNO chairperson Becky Martin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also call South Boston Police Capt. B. K. Lovelace or Halifax Lt. D. D. Irby. From left, with Halifax Police Chief David Martin are Farm Bureau employees Don Collie, Sandra Whitt, Derek Mason, Marilyn Nichols and David Ashwell. Not pictured: Page Seamster. (Photo by D. D. Irby)

HRHS food drive nets food, funds for soup kitchen

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HOSPITAL FOOD DRIVE PROCEEDS DONATED TO SOUP KITCHEN - Halifax Regional Hospital's annual Sodexo Servathon brought in over 1000 pounds of food and nearly $600, which was donated to the volunteers of Missionary United Soup kitchen to help feed the hungry. Pictured from left to right are: kneeling, Derrick Coleman and A.C. Coleman. Standing, second row are Chef Carlos DeJesus, Lisa Caudle, clinical nutrition manager, Pastor Jean Harris, Nancy Sydnor and Mary Haymes. Back row, Craig Dominie, manager, nutrition and food services and environmental services; Jennifer Chappell, retail manager; Janet Conner, diet technician; Linda Unroe, Joseph Jackson and Tammie Forman.
Halifax Regional Hospital’s sixth annual Sodexo Servathon netted 1,045 pounds of non-perishable food items and $590 in cash for Missionary United, South Boston’s soup kitchen.

Torpedo Factory treasures at Prizery

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Peg Anderson, a longtime Prizery volunteer, and son Evan Anderson hang “Encrypted,” an oil by Beverly Ryan. The piece is one of many works in the juried show “From Here 2 There: Traveling Exhibition of New Works From the Torpedo Factory Arts Center” through August. The Torpedo Factory is Alexandria’s famed munitions plant turned into artist studios and retail space. Admission is free, and the gallery is open during regular business hours.
The Torpedo Factory took aim at South Boston in scheduling its current national tour of juried artwork. The Prizery arts center in South Boston hosts “From Here 2 There: Traveling Exhibition of New Works From the Torpedo Factory Arts Center” through August.

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