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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…


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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Halifax County supervisors Supes nix 2¢ tax hike, now must find cuts

Halifax County supervisors voted Monday not to raise the county’s real estate tax for the upcoming fiscal year, after previously advertising a two cent increase in the current rate of 43 cents. By a 5-2 vote, with ED-3 Supervisor William I. Fitzgerald absent from the meeting, the Board majority kept the 43 cent rate in place.

Peeping Tom suspected

Affordable, green housing could have Scandinavian look

South Boston News
A near net-zero energy-use house like these could be one of a handful erected in South Boston for low-income families. This design relies heavily on solar power generated by its roof and windows, wind energy and captured rainwater for flushing toilets. The project seeks to make houses affordable, environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, durable and attractive – all while boosting the economic development of the region.
The possibility of getting free, solar-powered, affordable housing wasn’t met by South Boston Town Council with initial enthusiasm so much as with architectural critique.

Business of the year

South Boston News
Dr. Betty Adams, executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center accepts the award for the Center being named the Business of the Year by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce during their annual banquet Tuesday night. (Blakely Swanson photo)

VCU fever takes over with Final Four visit

Final Four Rams’ fever is sweeping the state of Virginia and Halifax County, too.

Chamber selects business person of the year

South Boston News
Larry Clark, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce presented Nick Long with the Chamber’s award for Business Person of the Year during Tuesday’s night’s annual Chamber banquet. (Blakely Swanson photo)

Halifax County native helps NASA reach for the stars

South Boston News
Raymond Witcher is helping NASA reach the stars, working on the Robotic Refueling Mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Raymond Witcher, a South Boston native and a local high school graduate, has been at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently helping NASA “reach for the stars.”

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