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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Heavy damages in two-car collision

A two vehicle collision on State Route 658, about one-tenth mile south of the intersection with State Route 744, resulted in no injuries but heavy property damage. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Bloodmobile at Mary Bethune Tuesday

South Boston News
Tuesday, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be sponsored by Wilson Memorial Ruritan Club at the Mary Bethune Gym in Halifax from noon-6 p.m. Donate the gift of life as the Wilson Memorial Ruritans try to fulfill the daily goal of 35 units to maintain the Community Blood supply. To donate blood, a positive ID is required as well as generally good health and no donations within the past 56 days.

Easley indicted for abduction, court date July 28-29

Jeffrey Scott Easley, of Roanoke, is charged with abducting then-12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith, his girlfriend’s daughter and taking her to San Francisco.

Bloodmobile at Winn’s Creek April 9

Come to the American Red Cross Bloodmobile at Winn’s Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

HCPS motorsports gets boost

South Boston News
The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation (HCPSEF) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival. The Heritage Festival is donating $5,000 to the Foundation for student scholarships and to support the Motorsports program. This spring, the HCPSEF Heritage Festival Agriculture Scholarship and the HCPSEF Heritage Festival Motorsports Scholarship will be funded through this partnership. The funds will also be used to purchase equipment for the motorsports program at the high school and middle school. Bobby Conner said, “The Heritage Festival group is interested in all things mechanical. We want to build student interest in developing mechanical and life skills.” The Motorsports program is instrumental in equipping our students for careers and helping provide incentives to keep students in school. This is another great example of how partnering with the Foundation can enhance educational opportunities for students in Halifax County. Logan Young said, “The public schools foundation is pleased to partner with the Heritage Festival Group in supporting mechanical and life skills development among agriculture and motorsports students. We thank them for the generous $5,000 gift and its benefit to both students and programs.”

Master Gardener’s plant sale April 30

South Boston News
Master Gardeners Doc Clark, Mary Smith and Nita Lord look on as Bill Cornell saws a log suitable for growing shiitake mushrooms. An inoculated log will be one of the displays at the April 30 plant sale. Handouts will be available and you can signup for a class to make your own shiitake mushroom log.
The annual Southside Master Gardener Association Plant Sale will be held on April 30 from 7:30 a.m.-noon in the parking lot outside the Halifax County Extension Office. All types of plants will be available including annuals, herbs, perennials, vegetables, shrubs and trees. The sale will offer some special features such as hypertufa containers, bamboo poles and a bake sale.

Halifax carved up on Senate map

South Boston News
RED AND BLUE — Halifax County would be divided into two State Senate districts under a proposed redistricting map unveiled by majority Democrats in the General Assembly’s upper chamber Tuesday night. Parts of South Boston and the Town of Halifax would fall on the dividing line between the two districts, denoted above in red (the 15th) and blue (the 20th).
Virginia Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday night to carve up Halifax and Pittsylvania counties into two separate Senate districts currently represented by Frank Ruff of Clarksville, a Republican, and Roscoe Reynolds of Martinsville, a Democrat.

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