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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


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Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR

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Voter registration deadline nears

SoVaNow.com / March 22, 2018
Residents of the Town of South Boston who want to register to vote or change their voter registration information have until Monday, April 9 to visit the Registrar’s Office. By registering by the deadline, citizens can vote in the May 1 General and Special Elections.

Any registration applications by voters must be sent or postmarked on or before the April 9 deadline to the Halifax County Registrar’s Office at P. O. Box 400, Halifax, Virginia 24558.

In-person absentee voting is currently underway on Monday –Friday until April 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and also on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Also, April 28 is the last day to vote in person by absentee ballot at the Halifax County Voter Registration Office.

Tuesday, April 24 is the last day to request absentee ballots by mail. Applications must be received by 5 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 1, all absentee ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. to the Halifax County Registration Office by 7 p.m. in order to be counted.

The May 1 elections will decide the makeup of South Boston Town Council

Four candidates are running in the general election for three council seats — incumbents Bill Snead, Coleman Speece and Winston Harrell, along with first-time candidate Sharon Harris. Running unopposed in a special election is Michael L. Byrd, an interim member after the death of Councilman Billy Clarke.

Voting will take place at the South Boston Recreation Center at 1620 Jeffress Boulevard.


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