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HCCA Walk of Hope slated Sept. 13

Police arrest three on drinking charges

Straw bale garden produces the goods without the grief

Growing vegetables from straw mound is easy and enjoyable


Halifax 13s win state title,  head for Dixie World Series

The Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball Junior Boys delivered a state championship on Sunday, defeating Madison Heights, 13-3, to move on to World Series competition in Bossier City, La.





Water authority looks to Banister for backup

In wake of coal ash spill, and with N.C. localities looking to tap the Dan, HCSA eyes alternatives

Cyclists cruise for Congo awareness, make stop in Halifax County

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These young cyclists, traveling from Florida to Maine to raise awareness about the plight of women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will meet the public when they come through the area on Tuesday. The community is invited to meet them during a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation at about 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Mountain Road in Halifax, where they will spend the night.
The public is invited to have a casual potluck dinner with, and listen to a presentation from, a group of young adults (ages 21-28) who are biking from Florida to Maine to raise funds and awareness about the vicious acts of war that have left women broken and children orphaned in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Bluestone, Park View graduates pour out into world

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Four students with the top grade point averages at their respective schools spoke at commercement services Saturday for the graduating class of 2011 at Bluestone and Park View High Schools. At Bluestone (top), Christian Bowlin (left) was named valedictorian and Kimberly Pittard (right) spoke as school salutatorian. Park View had co-valedictorians: Sarah Bailey (left) and Bianca Rogers (right). David Conner II, photographer for the Mecklenburg Sun's sister newspaper, the South Boston News&Record, and a Mecklenburg County native, has made available on his Facebook page photos of all the graduates receiving their diplomas. Conner's eldest son graduated last Saturday from Halifax County High School and this is his gift to the local graduates. All he asks, is if you like the photos, please consider making a small donation in honor of his wife Elizabeth Conner, to your local Cancer association. (David Conner II photos)

Bluestone's graduates
Park View's graduates
Bluestone High School graduated 198 students and Park View High School graduated 182 students this past Saturday – all members of the class of 2011.

Witko rushed to hospital after struck by car while riding bicycle (UPDATE)

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Top, the car driven by Kelly Snyder is loaded onto a wrecker after she was extricated from the car. Middle, parts of Jim Witko's bicycle are seen near the site of the collision. Above, Jim Witko, left, and Kelly Snyder.
Dr. James Witko, a well-known physician in Halifax County, was seriously injured early Friday afternoon after being struck on his bicycle by a vehicle on Love Shop Road in Halifax. He and the driver of the vehicle, Kelly Snyder, a teacher at South Boston Elementary School, have both been airlifted for treatment. (Click headline for full story.)

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