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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

Trustees toughen grading policy

Halifax County Public Schools will no longer allow “social promotions” or marked-up minimum grades for students who fall short on their classroom work, a change from current policy that in some circumstances allows students to move up by grade level despite failing to show mastery of their current coursework.

Halifax County joins the majority on AYP

By failing to meet the federal standard for academic progress in the 2009-2010 school year, Halifax County public schools landed squarely among the 91 percent of Virginia school divisions that also came up short on AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).

New afternoon pickup route begins today at HCMS

Almost ready to head back to school

South Boston News
Halifax County Middle School Tuesday afternoon welcomed hundreds of students, parents and guests to Open House, where one of the major items of business was paying program fees. Both HCMS and Halifax County High School held open house on Tuesday. The elementary schools will hold open houses this afternoon to get ready for the opening of schools Monday morning. (David Conner II photo)
HCPS bus routes listed

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.

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