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Thornton eyes $3 mil increase in local funds

Superintendent asks supes for 30 percent boost in contribution

Farmer to be sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court

Mecklenburg County IDA to proceed on shell building


Season ending buzzer beater

Comets fall to Freedom on three-pointer with time running out





Halifax > Halifax Government

Clinics to close at end of November

Habitat for Humanity raises money with pumpkin sale

South Boston News
Habitat for Humanity will be manning a Pumpkin Patch in the parking lot of Heritage House during the month of October, hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Residents can find pumpkins of all sizes, just ready for the carving of their Halloween decorations.

Annual Holiday Living Show returns to HCHS Nov. 12-13

The Business Women’s Association of Halifax County and the Halifax County High School will sponsor the annual Holiday Living Show At the Halifax County High School on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, 1-5 p.m. The show will be located in the lobby and gymnasium of the Halifax County High School on Route 129 (Old Halifax Rd).

Walk For Hope takes in almost $50,000 for cancer fight

South Boston News
The Halifax County Cancer Association held its annual Walk of Hope Saturday at the Halifax County Fairgrounds, and despite and damp, dreary day, hundreds were on hand to walk for cancer victims and survivors.
The seventh annual Halifax County Cancer Association’s Walk for Hope on Saturday raised about $46,000 — with more donations still coming in — despite unseasonably cool weather and pre-walk rain.

Old photographs, scary instruments

South Boston NewsSouth Boston News
Dr. Harold T. Crowder, a retired pediatrician, stands with a wicker-basket baby scale, one of the artifacts in the new permanent museum exhibit he curated on the county’s medical past. It opens this Saturday with a reception 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Message of museum exhibit: Be grateful for modern medicine

Not enough of one, too much of another

South Boston News
With more deaths than births, Halifax County and Southside face stubborn decline

Breast cancer – back then

South Boston News
Cherry Burnette of South Boston, an on-the-go retiree and grandmother of seven, had breast cancer in 1977 – before pink ribbons were ubiquitous and when “breast cancer” was sometimes uttered in hushed tones. Radical mastectomies, not lumpectomies, were what the surgeon typically prescribed.
A reminder of how attitudes and medicine have changed in 34 years

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