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100 years a Buffalo Soldier

South Boston resident Raymond Shelton celebrated a milestone many of us may never reach. On Aug. 20, Ray Shelton turned 100.

Recycling center fire causes $10,000 in damage


Halifax County food pantries form coalition


Cross country looking to fill holes

Halifax County High School cross country has some holes to fill in its lineup of girls and boys harriers.





Flotsam Flotilla needed for Banister clean up

Bonuses on the way for Halifax County school employees

Halifax County school employees will have to wait a little longer for federally-funded bonuses after the School Board on Monday night delayed final action on Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton’s recommendation to spend the $1.57 million stimulus money, recently awarded to Halifax County, to boost compensation of school employees.

Trustees reject VASS efficiency study

Halifax County School Board chool trustees on Monday night defeated a motion made by ED5 trustee Roger Long to negotiate a contract with members of VASS (Virginia Association of School Superintendents) to carry out a school review or efficiency study for the local school system. Long’s motion failed on a 5-3 vote.


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Mrs. Irene King Crews is shown here at her birthday party held last Saturday with her brother, Clifton King and her four daughters (back left to right) Louise Bradshaw of Raleigh, NC, Mary Oakley, Margaret Watts of Charlottesville and Jeanette Landrum. (SOMcL photo)
Family, friends and church members last Saturday honored Irene King Crews with a big birthday party in the gymnasium of Halifax Christian School. It was the day after Mrs. Crews had celebrated her 106th birthday on Friday, Sept. 10.

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