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HCCA Walk of Hope slated Sept. 13

Police arrest three on drinking charges

Straw bale garden produces the goods without the grief

Growing vegetables from straw mound is easy and enjoyable

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Halifax 13s win state title,  head for Dixie World Series

The Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball Junior Boys delivered a state championship on Sunday, defeating Madison Heights, 13-3, to move on to World Series competition in Bossier City, La.

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Water authority looks to Banister for backup

In wake of coal ash spill, and with N.C. localities looking to tap the Dan, HCSA eyes alternatives

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FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN — Kindergarten students at South Boston Elementary enjoyed their first day of school with varying levels of enthusiasm on Monday. Above, Mia Lewis uses her time to draw a pretty picture. (David Conner II photo)
Schools across county open smoothly, but some students are getting off to late start

Trustees toughen grading policy

Halifax County Public Schools will no longer allow “social promotions” or marked-up minimum grades for students who fall short on their classroom work, a change from current policy that in some circumstances allows students to move up by grade level despite failing to show mastery of their current coursework.

Halifax County joins the majority on AYP

By failing to meet the federal standard for academic progress in the 2009-2010 school year, Halifax County public schools landed squarely among the 91 percent of Virginia school divisions that also came up short on AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).

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