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Four injured in two-vehicle crash

Chase City Council voices opposition to Thornton’s contract

The vote was four in favor, and none opposed. Council members Marshall Whitaker and Vice-Mayor Lisa Gillispie were absent from the meeting.

One killed in fatal crash

A Boydton woman was killed Friday after her car collided with a truck at the intersection of US 58 and route 92 in Boydton.

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South Boston in O-Zone title game

The local all-stars stayed in contention with a 10-5 win over Madison Heights on Monday.

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Wells Fargo contributes $5,000 to HCPS Motorsports Academy

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THANKS, WELLS FARGO — Logan Young, chairman of the Halifax County Public School Foundation and vice chairman Coleman Speece show off the $5,000 donation made to the Halifax County Motorsports Academy by Anna Powell (left) and Kristin Schander (right), representing Wells Fargo. They were joined by race car driver Trey Crews, School Superintendent Paul Stapleton and Foundation Director Audrey Davison and members of the Motorsports program (left). SOMcL photo)
The local motorsports program received a big shot in the arm on Thursday afternoon as representatives of Wells Fargo Bank announced their continuing partnership with the Halifax County Public Schools Foundation by presenting them with a check for $5,000 to support the Motorsports Academy.

Service authority budget set to grow

Halifax County Service Authority directors on Thursday afternoon began their task of developing a budget for FY 2011-12 and they also made a recommendation for filling the seat on the board left open by the resignation of Fred Mistal.

Edmunds kicks off re-election campaign

Del. James Edmunds invites the public to his re-election campaign kickoff which is set for Monday, May 30, Memorial Day.

Payday burglary investigated

Halifax holds Friday Night Jams

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The Town of Halifax helds its monthly Friday Night Jam Friday. A large crowd was on hand for the music, food and fun. (David Conner II photo)

South Boston’s fire hydrants developing ‘Character’

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Top, Kay Lewis paints Wiley Ward, the first mayor of South Boston - elected in 1884. He was also one of the founders of the Times newspaper in 1890. From 1914 until 1920 he served as the local postmaster. Middle, Susi Robbins paints John Hamilton, a contractor and builder who helped James Traver in the building of the covered bridge over the Dan River in 1854. He helped build Planters & Merchants Bank in 1891 and the Noblin House on Washington Avenue. Bottom, Nelly Jones puts her personal touch on one of South Boston's fire hydrants.

Fire hydrants in downtown South Boston are starting to take on an appearance of someone you may have heard of before.

VIP LEAGUE REALLY KICKS

South Boston News
VIP TEAMS — Kneeling, Sam New; second row from left, Reyisa Magee, Andrew Hendricks, Andrew Paxton, Tyler Van Opstal in front of Alex Hendricks, Sara Thaxton, and referee Austin Miller; back row, Coach Daffany Pona, buddy Leigh-Anne Liegey, parent Joe Dunaway and Austin Dodson.
This spring, special-needs kids of all ages have laced up their cleats and strapped on their shin guards and pulled on their bright jerseys and hit the dewy soccer fields just like other youngsters.

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