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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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Halifax > Halifax Education

Three schools fall short of federal AYP standard

The three largest schools in Halifax County failed to make passing grades in annual AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) testing during the past school year. Halifax County High School, Halifax County Middle School and South Boston Elementary all fell short of the national standard for measuring educational progress.

Halifax County School Board to get AYP update

The Halifax County School Board will hear a preliminary report on AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) results when the trustees meet this evening in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex for their regular monthly session.

Link lawsuit against Halifax County settled

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday night approved a resolution which authorizes a settlement which will end the 12 year old law suit filed by Link Farms against Halifax County.

HCHS to hold Freshmen Orientation Aug. 9

Halifax County High School will hold Freshman Orientation Monday, Aug. 9 from 1-3:30 p.m.

Rendering the County

South Boston News
A WAY TO SHOW OFF OUR COMMUNITY — Four interns at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center — Britteny Madine, Evan Irby, Ben Scarborough and Russell White — have developed 3D models of several important local sites which create digital tours for use on the internet.
Halifax County has gone 3D! Through a partnership between the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), interns in the Business of Art & Design program at the SVHEC have developed 3D renderings of Halifax County’s most notable assets.

MOTORSPORTS SUCCESS: BANK ON IT

South Boston News
The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation got a big boost yesterday as Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company, announced that it is stepping in to assist the Foundation and the Halifax County School system with a $5,000 gift.

New traffic pattern put in place at middle school

In an effort to increase the safety of motorists traveling the U.S. 501 corridor through South Boston, the South Boston Police Department, in cooperation with the Halifax County school system, will be implementing a new traffic pattern for the pickup of students (car riders) at the front entrance of the Halifax County Middle School.

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