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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Competency issue looms over Terry capital trial

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James Lloyd Terry
Central State finding that defendant can participate in death penalty case sends lawyers back to courtroom

Buyer found for old school

A local church has entered into a purchase agreement with Halifax County to acquire the former South of Dan Elementary School building and grounds for $200,000, County Administrator George Nester confirmed this week.

State parks make list of Top 100

Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville and Staunton River State Park in Scottsburg have been named to ReserveAmerica’s 2010 “Top 100 Family Campgrounds” list.

Little change in employment scene for May

The dismal jobs picture in Halifax County saw little change in May as the local unemployment rate dipped to 11.7 percent from April’s rate of 11.8 percent. Nineteen fewer people among Halifax County’s civilian labor force of 16,288 were looking for work during the month, and the number of persons actively employed also dropped slightly to 14,380, down from 14,441 in April.

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