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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

Budget picture brightens for schools

Halifax County schools fared better than expected — perhaps by as much as roughly $1 million — in budget amendments approved yesterday by both houses of the General Assembly.

Public input on Halifax County school budget: sound of silence

The public did not respond to the Halifax County School Board’s efforts to solicit input about the upcoming school year’s budget, which is projected to be short by $2.5 million due to state funding reductions. On Tuesday night, school trustees held what they had termed “a listening session,” inviting citizens to address the board with suggestions or thoughts on how to handle the upcoming year’s budget, but only two persons spoke.

Gasperini questions trustees statements before Halifax County supervisors

Halifax County school board trustee Joe Gasperini on Friday criticized board chairman Stuart Comer’s decision to go before the Board of Supervisors to request $2.5 million in additional local funding, arguing the move was premature and hadn't been approved in advance by the full School Board.

Archery introduced to Halifax County schools

Halifax County school trustees on Monday night welcomed the National Archery in School Program, offered to the local division through a partnership of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.

DECA team lauded; schools cited

South Boston News
DECA students at Halifax County High School under the leadership of their instructor Jimmy Popek recently won the organization’s Quiz Bowl. Handing over the trophy to High School Principal Albert Randolph, are, from left, Jordan Keck, Jill Trickey, Kirsten Martin and Rebekah Slabach.
The Halifax County School Board on Monday night recognized DECA team members who recently placed first in a Quiz Bowl contest. They also recognized the principals at four elementary schools that earned Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.

Big City, Big Dreams

South Boston News
The Halifax County Middle School’s Newspaper and Yearbook Staff will be heading to the 87th Annual Journalism Convention at Columbia University in New York City March 15. Other planned attractions include a Broadway show: Phantom of the Opera, Times Square, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not Wax Museum. Italian Delight owner, Viny Sarnataro, is holding a buffet special to help raise money for this trip. The buffet will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 am–6:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased from any HCMS publications student for $8 or for $10 at the door. The buffet includes pizza, pasta, salad, and a drink. All of the proceeds will go towards the classes taken at Columbia University.

HCHS ACE team competes in regionals

South Boston News
HCHS ACE coach Beth Layne offers encouragement to the starting four in Saturday’s Regional Scholastic Bowl at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas. The Comets went 0-2 on their two regional matches after going undefeated in the Western Valley District regular season and tournament. See more photos at (David Conner II photos)

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