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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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Stanley resigns from HCHS

SoVaNow.com / June 13, 2013
Dr. Melanie Stanley has resigned as an assistant principal at Halifax County High School.

She could not be reached for comment.

Stanley had worked in the central office as executive director for instruction and for five years was director of academies/career and technical education, and wrote grant proposals. She had also been an instructional technology specialist and a P.E. teacher in Halifax public schools.

Her resignation was among those reported at this week’s school board meeting. Others were Forrest Layne, an art teacher at the middle school; Stacy Zyla, a speech pathologist; Judith Burton, a third-grade teacher at Cluster Springs; Mary Helen Stafford, a middle-school science teacher; Holly Laughorn, a middle school pre-algebra teacher, and Jessica Brinson, an interpreter at the high school.

Retirements in the personnel report included Ken Cochran, alternative education teacher, and Eileen Centuolo, occupational therapist.

Willie Judkins, a vocational paraprofessional and a bus driver, will return at the beginning of the school year from a leave of absence.

Contracts not being renewed are those for Cheryl Fuller, a middle school special ed teacher; Diana Womack, a middle school special ed teacher and Lindsey Pickeral, a first-grader teacher at Cluster Springs Elementary.



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