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Vending machines hit by vandals Tuesday

Womack receives suspended prison time on fraud charges

Earl Womack, former school deputy transportation director and member of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, received a suspended 12 year prison sentence on felony fraud charges during an appearance…

Coming together to fight cancer


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Peters takes Showdown win

Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race.

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Crystal Day film airing on Chiller network

A Halifax County native, the singer and actress Crystal Day, can be seen in a horror movie she filmed several years ago. “The Passing,” airs on Oct. 20 and 23 at midnight and Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. on the Chiller network.

Clover firemen host community’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday

The Clover Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual Fall Festival this Saturday with a day long schedule of events that offers something for everyone.

Halifax SWCD holds awards banquet

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District hosted its annual Awards Banquet at Ernie’s Restaurant in South Boston. Approximately 40 invited guests, district directors and staff enjoyed the delicious meal prior to the presentation of awards.

Hail to the Chief, rolling on by

South Boston News
The presidential motorcade pulls up to Bluestone High School mid-afternoon Tuesday.
President Barack Obama’s motto, at least when it comes to traveling by bus entourage, could be summed up in three words: Keep ‘em guessing.

UPDATE: President Obama’s motorcade drives through Halifax County’s Riverdale

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President Barack Obama waves to the crowds as his motorcade moves through Riverdale on Tuesday afternoon. Obama was going to Mecklenburg County's Bluestone High School and then to Emporia as part of his three-day bus tour to promote the American Jobs Act. Below, supporters Clarice Buster, Marlene Stovall, Jean Lipscomb and Lauretta Vass cheer. (Blakely Swanson and Eva Cassada photos)
The Obama drive-thru: His motorcade slows in Riverdale where scores of fans – and a smattering of opponents – gathered to catch a glimpse.

Presidential motorcade coming through on U.S. 58 today

South Boston News
In addition to all the other activity going on in Riverdale in preparation for the Presidential motorcade, four cows escaped from a trailer after a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 58-360. The cows, unarmed, made their escape in a hole in the side of the trailer and were last seen in the woods between U.S. 58 and the Dan River.
President Barack Obama will ride east through Halifax and Mecklenburg counties on his tour of Virginia and North Carolina, sources confirm

Stapleton to supes: Keep your promises

Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton on Friday challenged county supervisors to live up to their promise to provide funding for a school efficiency study and curriculum audit, after supervisors balked at appropriating $250,000 for what they have suggested is a flawed outcome.

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