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Add or subtract? Plans floated to change Halifax County board member makeup

Edmunds: Raise number of supes to nine with at-large rep; Bowman: Collapse districts, create seven-member board

Hit-and-run charged after vehicle strikes home

Museum breakfast on King Day attracts 200


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Lady Comets break losing skid, drop Trojans

The Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball team saw a frustrating losing skid end Tuesday.

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Mitchell withdraws from Halifax County School Board race; no announced candidate in ED 7

Roy Mitchell, who was seeking a seat on the Halifax County School Board in ED-7, has withdrawn from the election and the incumbent will not run again. This leaves the district with no announced candidates.

HOMELESS IN HALIFAX

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Charlene Chavis-Randolph and her sons Evan Randolph, left, and E’sean Pamplin stand atop the bridge where the homeless are said to seek cover from the elements. It’s now her job to set up a new Halifax homeless shelter for Olmeja Advocacy Services — but she and the youngest of her sons were essentially homeless themselves for a time this past spring. A separate effort is under way to establish another shelter — this one headed by a group of ministers.
Someone gets clothes from the Goodwill drop-box and makes a little nest on a church’s back stoop. They sleep under the bridge over the Dan River, in the beds of pick-up trucks, in the warmth of laundromats and in abandoned farm sheds.

Four schools miss out on AYP benchmarks

Four of Halifax County’s nine public schools, as well as the overall school division, failed to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) during the 2010-2011 school year. Both Halifax County High School and Halifax County Middle School were among those not having sufficient progress for the second year in a row.

Band back at Halifax County High School

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HCHS principal Albert Randolph announced that Stephen Harmon has been named the new band director and band instructor at the school.

Changes to HCHS journalism possible

The student newspaper may become an after-school activity rather than a class at Halifax County High beginning this fall.

Halifax confirms Speece to Halifax County Service Authority board

Halifax Town Council on Tuesday night confirmed the appointment of Coleman Speece to another term on the Halifax County Service Authority board of directors. However, in confirming Speece Councilmen made it clear that they will not confirm another elected official to serve on the Authority’s board.

HCHS open house set

An Open House for Halifax County High School students in grades 9-12 is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 17. An upper classman orientation session will begin in the auditorium at 5 p.m. for 10th, 11th and 12th graders and their parents.

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