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Lucky player nabs $225K lottery prize

Christmas in Caribbean by way of South Boston ....

Schools foundation awards 79 Teacher Mini-grants


Pulliam wins Triple Crown

Pulliam, finishing second at Martinsville, won the other two races in the triple crown at Langley and South Boston speedways.





Halasz hits back at critics

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Halifax County Administrator Jim Halasz
‘I’m tired of this after 18 months and it comes from one source, sorry,’ says county administrator of furor over his performance, singling out Claiborne for ‘distractions’

Halifax County’s surviving D-Day veterans place wreath

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Pete Myers, left, and W.R. Snead, the surviving Halifax County veterans of D-Day, posted a wreath at the D-Day monument at the National Guard Armory on Monday, commemorating the June 6, 1944, storming of the beach in Normandy, France. The battle is considered a turning point in World War II. Myers was injured in the battle by mortar fire and spent 17 months in the hospital. He eventually returned to Halifax County and owned a store in the Liberty community. Snead owned a painting business after the war. Both men will turn 88 years old next month.

A sure bet

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Ben Scarborough, with the drum he created at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.
Ben Scarborough, the first graduate of the Product Design & Development program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) has been accepted to the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) 2011 Fresh Wood Student competition.

Halifax County principals honor retiring Joe Griles

South Boston News
Local principals recently honored Joe Griles, assistant superintendent of Instruction with a retirement dinner at Four Oaks. Afterwards, he was presented a mantle clock as a gift of appreciation for his years of service with the Halifax County Public School system. With him are, Michael R. Wilborne presenting the gift to Griles. From left, principals, Beverly Crowder, David Duffer, Barbara Tune, Kevin Neal, Pam Eakes, Griles, Brenda Fuller, Sherry Cowan and Priscilla Price. Absent were Lisa Long, Marliss Barczak and Albert Randolph

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