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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.


Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings





Halifax > Halifax Education

As threats surface, school safety plans get fresh review

South Boston News
Law enforcement and emergency services personnel meet with school administrators to discuss safety.
After Florida, officials renew debate on what can be done

Schools placed on lockdown with SnapChat messsage

Schools stand to gain with new accreditation

South Boston News
The new Mecklenburg County Public Schools logo was officially unveiled at Monday night’s meeting of the school board. The design signifies the school division’s motto and mission: COMPASS — Committed to Our Mission: Preparing All Students for Success. The large sign was designed and built by students in Russell Thomas’ carpentry class at Bluestone High School. It will hang in the School Board meeting room at the central office in Boydton.

School funding needs rise by $3 million

Waiting to hear from the state for budget ‘work in progress’

Pathways to a career

South Boston News

Celebrating February as Career and Technical Education Month, Halifax County Public Schools will host its annual CTE Showcase in the Halifax County High School gym on Thursday, from 10-11:30 a.m. The CTE Showcase features the 16 career clusters and pathways designated by the state Department of Education; in Halifax County, these are grouped into six areas of career study, including and culinary arts . “I took the Culinary Arts class because I wanted to learn how to cook my own meals,” says Jalen Chism. “I have learned how to hold a knife, cut properly, all about storage temperatures, and how to cook. It is an educational class, but we have fun too.”

Budget, facilities on trustees’ agenda tonight


South Boston News
A fifth grader at Meadville Elementary School tends a plot where students grew kale, turnips and broccoli in the fall. The Farm-to-School Program is expected to be implemented once again in fifth grade in county schools this year. Virginia Agriculture magazine featured the image above in an article on the success of school food-and-farm programs. (Contributed photo)
Halifax County's Farm-to-School program gains statewide exposure

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