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Mecklenburg trustees reschedule for July 31 to talk contract extension for Thornton

Board chair hails performance, but move draws outside fire

Water authority looks to Banister for backup

In wake of coal ash spill, and with N.C. localities looking to tap the Dan, HCSA eyes alternatives


Geocaching is challenging and fun, and available in Halifax and surrounding area


Complex hosts tournaments

A total of 17 teams will compete for the Dixie Youth baseball AAA and O-Zone state crowns.






Volunteers still needed to help with tornado cleanup

Due to the continued need, we will continue to operate the Liberty Volunteer Reception center through Tuesday. We will be registering and coordinating volunteer teams Monday and Tuesday from 8-5 at the Liberty Vol. Fire Department.

Tornado victim noted for generosity, love of church

South Boston News
The family of the woman killed by last week’s tornado gathered over the weekend at the home of her brother, about a mile away from the site of her destroyed home.

How to sign up for emergency alerts

Several people affected by recent tornadoes credit their safety or preparedness to getting a telephone call from CodeRED, the automated calling system that notifies citizens of emergency situations.

Stapleton contract up for renewal next month

Although the contract of Halifax County Schools Superintendent Paul Stapleton doesn’t expire until June 2012, the Halifax County School Board next month must indicate to him whether it wishes to extend it or not. Stapleton, who has been here seven years, then has through November to signal his intentions.

Redistricting approved; Halifax County gets two state senators

South Boston News
The newly redrawn state Senate election map cuts Halifax County and South Boston into two: areas west become part of the 20th District represented by Martinsville Democrat Roscoe Reynolds; areas east remain in the 15th, currently represented by Frank Ruff, a Clarksville Republican.
Both houses of the General Assembly and Gov. Bob McDonnell have agreed to a legislative redistricting plan that addresses criticisms of gerrymandering across Virginia – but the new map leaves intact the splitting of Halifax County into two Senate districts.

Halifax County trustees take up question of where else to cut

Halifax County School trustees will hold a special meeting today at noon to consider further budget reductions in the wake of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ decision to cut the local education contribution by $600,000.

Not much money for road work

Halifax County supervisors will hold their regular monthly meeting tonight starting with a public hearing on the Six Year Plan for Secondary Transportation Improvements at 6:30 p.m.

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