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SVHEC welding lab aims to offer an education that pays

Potential for job market gains hailed at ribbon-cutting program

Halifax balks at grant request for boat landing

Fearing potential liability for the town, members of Halifax Town Council Tuesday night shelved a proposal to seek grant funding for improvements to the Banister Lake public boat landing.

No sign mold is back at HCHS, trustees told

Halifax County High School has seen no evidence of any mold problems this fall after suffering with severe mold problems last fall, maintenance director Jay Jennings advised school trustees during…

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Comets pick up first win

The Halifax County High School varsity football team handed Kenneth Day his first win as head football coach, powering past Person County Friday night, 42-29.

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Weather holds for Lope Fest

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With Tropical Storm Andrea bringing heavy rainfall for parts of the day Thursday and Friday, prospects for Virginia Cantaloupe Festival seemed iffy as the event approached late Friday — but the skies held and festival goers who braved the forecast had a grand time at Berry Hill Resort, which staged the festival for the first time. Slow-cooked pork barbeque, hand-made potato chips and cole slaw, all prepared on site by Berry Hill’s staff, were a big hit and the music was outstanding, said Kim Blanks, publicity chairman. Under tents stationed on the front lawn of the mansion, guests enjoyed dancing, chatting and partying. Out in the open, guests needed umbrellas during some of the wetter moments. (David Conner photo)
SoVaNow.com / June 10, 2013

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