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South Boston closes books on 2013-14 budget

South Boston Town Council on Monday evening heard Finance Director Erle Scott review the Town’s financial figures on June 30, the end of the Town’s FY2013-14 budget year.

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.


South Boston in O-Zone title game

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






High hopes for housing innovation

Virginia Tobacco Commission’s research-and-development staff has recommended nearly full funding — $2.44 million — of a plan to design and manufacture energy-efficient homes for the needy or for disaster relief.

Indictment served in Halifax

McDonnell to appeal FEMA disaster aid denial

Gov. Bob McDonnell will appeal the May 7 denials by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of disaster assistance for Virginians affected by a series of strong tornadoes during April.

Wilkerson named Halifax County’s teacher of the year

South Boston News
Michael G. Wilkerson, an algebra teacher at HCMS was named the 2011 Teacher of the Year for the Halifax County Public School system. With him is superintendent Paul Stapleton, left, and Halifax County School Board Chairman Stuart Comer. (SOM photo)
Michael G. Wilkerson, an algebra teacher at Halifax County Middle School, was named 2011 Halifax County Public School's Teacher of the Year at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet Monday evening at The Prizery.

Halifax fire origin ‘undetermined’

The Halifax Police Department has received the fire scene examination report from the Virginia State Police Arson Investigator regarding the house fire on April 12 at 765 N. Main Street.

Virgilina Memorial service slated at cemetery

South Boston News
29TH ANNUAL SUMMERFEST — The Virgilina Volunteer Fire Association makes plans for its 29th annual Summerfest on Saturday, May 28, beginning at 11 a.m. with the parade. Pictured are planners and some of the sponsors, kneeling, left to right, Linda Tuck, Haleigh Ellixson, Hannah Ellixson, Ralph Murray and J.T. Lowery; on the back row are Jennifer Nelson, Ray Nelson, James Young, Carol Smith, Tony Tuck, Frazier Murray, Thurman Brewer, Larry Wilson, Erwin Lowery, Keith Jones and Gerald Ellixson. Nine-year-old Heather Jaloway will sing the National Anthem. Live music starts at 1 p.m. with the Brown Brothers, followed by Roger and Josh Rice, Lighthouse Quartet featuring Harold Young and Piney Ridge. Mike Brooks and the Konnection Band will play for street dancing beginning at 6 p.m.
The annual Virgilina Memorial Service will be held at the Virgilina Cemetery on Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Timothy W. Bowes leading the service.

Hattie Brown’s disappearance happened two years ago

Sunday marked the second anniversary of the disappearance of 48 year old Hattie Gertrude Brown who was last seen at the Sheetz service station in Riverdale with her nephew on May 16, 2009.

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