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Plan for $1.8 mil industry shell building goes forward

Halifax County looks to fill need for manufacturing facility

Auction house ‘a game changer’

New Nathalie operation fills market niche for small farm producers

Market Stroll highlights local farming goodness


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Second degree murder plea entered in 3-year-old’s death

The accused killer of a 3-year-old Halifax boy entered an Alford plea on Friday to a second degree murder charge, avoiding the possibility that she could receive life in prison for the death of her step-grandchild, Alonzo “A.J.” Roane.

SVHED WoodLINKS students lighting up the competition

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Jared Owen, Dustin Meadors, and Shonque’l Betts with a prototype of their WoodLINKS USA/International Woodworking Fair competition entry “Universal Light Bulb.”
Three Halifax County High School students in the WoodLINKS dual enrollment program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) have been selected to compete in the WoodLINKS USA/International Woodworking Fair (IWF) competition this August. Students in the SVHEC WoodLINKS program have had consecutive entries to this national competition.

Blood drive coming

South Boston News
The public is invited to the second American Red Cross blood donation drive at Italian Delight Monday, June 18. The blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Italian Delight at the Halifax Square Shopping Center, 3031 Halifax Road in South Boston. Every presenting donor will receive an eight-inch sub, fries and a drink compliments of Italian Delight. All presenting donors in June are entered into a weekly drawing for a $500 gas card. Giveaways include Pepsi T-shirts or hats and donors may register for prizes, including Italian Delight gift cards. There was a terrific turnout in January 2012, when about 45 donors gave blood. For more information about the American Red Cross, visit their website, RedCrossBlood.org. Donors may go to the website and make an appointment to save a life today. Here, Italian Delight owner Viny Sarnataro helps spread the word about the blood drive.


South Boston mulls 7 open spots on Town boards

South Boston Town Council takes up seven board appointments at tonight’s meeting, plus grapples with the state-mandated Virginia Retirement System fund contribution.

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