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Savings eyed with building upgrades

Energy consultants: Elementary work will pay off over time

Chamber chief talks with local leaders

With a new school, it’s time to develop a new vision, Nichols tells trustees


Abbott perfects pitching recipe

The basic ingredients behind successful pitchers include this mix: keeping a positive attitude, without getting too high or low emotionally; staying healthy, learning how to really pitch, rather than being…





Storm brings funnel cloud near South Hill

South Boston News
Stormy weather around the region caused a funnel cloud to develop Saturday afternoon in the Union Level community west of South Hill. This photo was snapped by Scott Mills of Mills Farm Inc. around 4 p.m. on April 23 from his front porch on Skyline Road. Mills said the storm also delivered hail over the area, but the funnel cloud did not cause any apparent damage other than leaves and twigs blown over the road. Meantime, the National Weather Service has posted a flood watch in effect through Monday evening in north central North Carolina, northwest North Carolina, central Virginia, south central Virginia, southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and southeast West Virginia. The flood watch area includes Halifax and Charlotte counties.

Velda premieres tonight

South Boston News
Gates open at at 6 p.m., tonight and Saturday for the Halifax County Little Theatre's free production of Velda at Constitution Square, allowing audiences plenty of time to claim a good spot in the grass, socialize and have some refreshment before Velda appears on stage at 8:30 p.m. Adult beverages, soft drinks, pizza and snacks will be on sale for the evening. The weather is expected to be cool, but dry.
Downtown South Boston’s Constitution Square will be host this weekend to more than one murder, but Halifax County Little Theatre has Velda, the ex-burlesque girl turned detective who has all the curves and knows all the angles, on the case.

Worlds apart

South Boston News
Welcome to Halifax County — Jeff Reed, IDA Project Manager (second from left) welcomes Fa Man, chief editor, Lou Jun, editorial director and Angela Zou, operations director for the Chinese Lens magazine to Halifax County during a Wednesday luncheon at Molasses Grill in Halifax. (SOMcL photo)
Three young journalists who’ve roamed far from their homes in China got the red carpet treatment Wednesday in Halifax from state and local officials who hope the visit leads to more than just postcards.

South Boston commits to Higher Ed funding

South Boston Town Council this week adopted a resolution committing matching money so that the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center can receive a $625,372 Tobacco Commission grant.

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