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South Boston library branch manager departs

Robin Cage, Master Artisan

Halifax County native receives honor

SVHEC reading bench to be dedicated in memory of Hank Bruining

The public is invited to attend the dedication of a reading bench, honoring the late Hank Bruining on Friday, at 3 p.m. at the SVHEC Innovation Center, outside the Welding…


Lady Comets rout Tunstall 15-1





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A real page-turner: Read-a-thon will keep you up all night

That bestseller keeping you up late? The Halifax County High School Book Club will stage a round-the-clock read-a-thon this weekend at South Boston’s Constitution Square to raise money for their group.

IDAs complete purchase of Visitors Center property

When visitors travel Route 58, Highway 501 or Route 360 through Halifax County, there will soon be a new Visitor Center ready to greet them.

IKEA supplier to establish operation in Pittsylvania County, create 31 new jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced that Axxor Group, a Netherlands-based company that designs, produces, and sells honeycomb made from paper and water-based glues, will invest $4.96 million to establish its first U.S. operation, Axxor N.A., in Pittsylvania County.

Halifax County jobless rate climbs above 11 percent

Halifax second only to Henry in worst unemployment among Virginia counties


South Boston News
At Yancey Wholesale Supply in South Boston, the staff — every Friday — dons bright red shirts in support of the U.S. military, and they challenge other businesses to do the same. They are, front, from left: Hal Trent, Eva Harris, Sherman Hughes; middle: Donna Harris, Diane Wilborn, Theresa Stevens and in the back: David Biddle and Mike Harris. Not pictured is Richard White.
South Boston business challenges others to wear red in support of America’s troops

South Boston gets tougher on troubled houses

Thigh-high weeds? Boarded up windows with no utilities? The Town of South Boston soon could have “a little more nip,” in getting nuisance properties cleaned up, says Public Works Alan Auld.

The late Marshall Swanson stars at plaque’s dedication

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Top, Betty Goad Hart, who grew up in South Boston, says J. Marshall Swanson and his wife personally signed a scholarship for her to attend Longwood College and become a teacher. She insists: “I wasn’t the only one.” Above, Among those on hand Monday to dedicate a plaque spelling out the history of the current middle school building were principals and assistant principals of the building, which started as a consolidated county high school for white students in the era of segregation. From left, Beverly Crowder, current principal; Gail Bosiger, Dr. Lacy Venable, now of Winston-Salem, N.C., who presided over a smooth racial integration; Nancy McCachren of Mount Airy, N.C., daughter of the first principal, J. Marshall Swanson; and former Assistant Principals Jennie Wagner, Worth Hudson and William Satterfield. Not pictured is former Principal Bristol Martin Jr.
A plaque outlining the complicated history of the middle school building — a history that reflects not only watershed changes in the nation’s social fabric but changes in educational trends — was unveiled this week in the school’s lobby.

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