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Fuller, White named Homecoming King, Queen

On the Ebola front lines

County native opts to switch duties as Emory RN, bringing him face-to-face with victims of outbreak

Tax deadlines jeopardized by tardy bills

Town of Halifax expects to push back due date for personal property payments; South Boston struggles to stick to schedule

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Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday

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Halifax County Trustees dismiss talk of pay raise

It took only six minutes for school trustees on Monday evening to finish their public business for the 2010-11 school year as they approved the payment of bills presented to them by School Finance Director Bill Covington.

Cinderblock thrown through storefront

A business alarm came into the dispatch center at 3:17 a.m. Saturday morning, June 25 from the Apple Market on Huell Matthews Highway in Cluster Springs. When Halifax County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived, they found that someone had thrown a cinderblock through the front door and stolen approximately 30 cartons of cigarettes.

Dental clinic for poor kids gets $700,000

South Boston has won a $700,000 federal grant for a dental clinic that Halifax Regional Hospital proposes to build off Hamilton Boulevard adjacent to its fairly new primary care clinic.

South Boston eyes street drainage work

South Boston Council hopes to win matching funds from a Virginia Department of Transportation program to help resolve almost a dozen stormwater and drainage problems. Town Manager Ted Daniel said the Town would be required to spend $500,000 in both fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013.

No limit to (political) signs of the times

Noblin or Clark, Cowan or Bank — South Bostonians can soon legally put up their political signs early and leave them up … indefinitely.

Boxy eco-homes get $2.44 mil

Virginia Tobacco Commission has made a research-and development grant of $2.44 million to plan, design and manufacture energy-efficient homes for the needy or for disaster relief. Among the players in the public-private venture are Riverstone Energy Center in Riverdale, the University of Virginia, he Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Cardinal Homes of Wylliesburg and SIPS of America in Danville.

Scottsburg ready for annual Fourth of July celebration

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Ricky Gordon, Scottsburg 4th of July event chairman ,says that everything should be ready when the crowd that usually numbers in the thousands visits Scottsburg for the annual Fourth of July festivities. “We should have pretty much something for everybody. We have the annual parade, all types of music during the afternoon and nighttime, the fireman’s competition, fireworks and the scale tractor pull. It will be almost like a three ring circus at times because there will be so much going on.”

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