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Big money bet on job initiative

SVHEC ramps up new Center of Excellence with $2 million grant

South Boston home scorched by Monday fire

A Monday morning fire razed a two-story rental house at 1911 N. Main Street in South Boston despite quick action by firefighters to quell the blaze.

County native, advocate for disabled takes story to U.S. Senate

Robertson-Dabrowski overcomes struggles

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South Boston advances in O-Zone

Scottsburg has been eliminated in state Dixie Youth O-zone state tournament, and the South Boston allstars remain alive in the postseason event at the Day Complex.

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Gunshot startles deputies

A Virgilina man was charged Tuesday evening with reckless handling of a firearm.

Halifax County Trustees okay efficiency study

Halifax County School Board members Monday night unanimously approved the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an efficiency study to be carried out through the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget.

Boat ramp at Staunton River State Park to reopen Saturday

The Dan River Boat Ramp at Staunton River State Park will reopen on Saturday, May 14 at 8 a.m.

Group home for mentally challenged sparks neighborhood friction in South Boston

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Plans call for this arts-and-crafts bungalow on Hodges Street in South Boston to be used as a group home for intellectually challenged adults. Its official says its residents just want a place to live quietly and learn life skills, but neighbors say they are afraid for their safety and that their property values will depreciate.
Neighbors of a planned group home for the mentally disabled on Hodges Street in South Boston say they’re concerned for their safety and their property values, but an official with the home says they have nothing to worry about.

Teenage cicadas emerge, looking for love

South Boston News
For 13 years they’ve been in the ground. Now, in the last few weeks of their lives, they’re emerging, creeping up trees and houses, shedding their exoskeletons – and searching for mates.

Halifax County School Board chops more jobs, combines more bus routes and agrees to efficiency study

First semester likely to end by Christmas

Mail carriers food drive Saturday; Good Samaritans expands north

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The annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive will be Saturday, May 14. Non- perishable food placed at your mailbox will be collected and donated to the Good Samaritan food closet. The food collected by the Nathalie post office will be used at the new satellite Good Samaritan facility located at 1145 Tobacco Road in the Republican Grove community. Top, from left, Danny Moorefield, South Boston postal worker and chairman of the Halifax County food drive, Barbara Fisher, rural mail carrier from the Nathalie post office, Shannon and Jeff Burton, volunteer food coordinators for the satellite Good Samaritan, and holding the poster is Delaney Burton, young daughter of the Burtons. Above, This building will house the expanded Good Samaritan ministry in the northern area of the county. The building is owned by the Dan River Baptist Association and was formerly the site of a Hispanic ministry. In 2010 the Good Samaritan served about 6000 individuals.

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