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Belk buyers stress desire to build on its traditions

Charlotte, N.C. retailer with local store – and historic South Boston ties – sells to private equity firm for $3 bill

Cancer Association moves to new Halifax office

Main Street location acquired with the help of late anonymous patient

Scam callers demand bill pay for power


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Comets dominate in season opener

Halifax County High School varsity football enjoyed some positives from its season opening, 38-18 win over Patrick County.

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With the WDBJ murders, a friendship torn asunder

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Top, slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, in a photo posted on Facebook by friend and former co-worker Ashley Talley of South Boston.Ashley Talley, who hired Alison Parker out of college.
South Boston's Ashley Talley, now working as a TV news director in Myrtle Beach, helped WDBJ’s Alison Parker start her career.

Halifax holds Friday Night Jams

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The Town of Halifax helds its monthly Friday Night Jam Friday. A large crowd was on hand for the music, food and fun. (David Conner II photo)

South Boston’s fire hydrants developing ‘Character’

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Top, Kay Lewis paints Wiley Ward, the first mayor of South Boston - elected in 1884. He was also one of the founders of the Times newspaper in 1890. From 1914 until 1920 he served as the local postmaster. Middle, Susi Robbins paints John Hamilton, a contractor and builder who helped James Traver in the building of the covered bridge over the Dan River in 1854. He helped build Planters & Merchants Bank in 1891 and the Noblin House on Washington Avenue. Bottom, Nelly Jones puts her personal touch on one of South Boston's fire hydrants.

Fire hydrants in downtown South Boston are starting to take on an appearance of someone you may have heard of before.

VIP LEAGUE REALLY KICKS

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VIP TEAMS — Kneeling, Sam New; second row from left, Reyisa Magee, Andrew Hendricks, Andrew Paxton, Tyler Van Opstal in front of Alex Hendricks, Sara Thaxton, and referee Austin Miller; back row, Coach Daffany Pona, buddy Leigh-Anne Liegey, parent Joe Dunaway and Austin Dodson.
This spring, special-needs kids of all ages have laced up their cleats and strapped on their shin guards and pulled on their bright jerseys and hit the dewy soccer fields just like other youngsters.

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