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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…


SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.





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Sawmill gets new home

South Boston News
Veteran sawmill operators Cecil Jones and Ray Owen making final adjustments. Owen is a retired second generation operator, operating the mill started by his father in 1920 at Cody. Jones worked for Victor Harding for many years.
The old Stonewall, sawmill has a new home in Halifax County. The Frick Model “O” sawmill purchased by the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival Committee.

Halifax County supervisors consider ways to cut the budget

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday heard several department and agency heads explain their budget needs for the upcoming year, while also looking at 20 suggestions on how county funds might be saved.

Healthy Living Expo March 20

South Boston News
The community is invited to participate in Halifax Regional Hospital’s Healthy Living Expo Sunday, March 20, from 1 -3 p.m. at Halifax County High School. The event includes screenings, informational booths, activities for children, drawings and much more. Pictured are members of the Expo 2011 planning team. From left to right, seated: Carol Conner, manager, Halifax Regional Hospice and Olivia Epps, manager marketing and communications. Standing: Kathy Scott, manager, Halifax Regional Home Health; Adam Harrell, emergency management coordinator and safety officer, Wanda Bolton, RN, Family Birthing Center, Judy Fisher, nurse manager, Family Birthing Center; Phoneshia Wells, Woodview health educator and Connie Zamora, administrator of The Woodview and director of long term care services.
How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? Have you been exercising more? Have you given up junk food? Have you had a blood test lately?

Perception vs. legality

Unannounced school board lunch debated

‘Dear Alvina’

South Boston News
Alvina Huang, center, is coached for the state-level Poetry Out Loud competition by Becky Donner, left, and Mary Eanes, who critique her every syllable and gesture. Huang, an 18-year-old high school senior, lives alone; her mother is in China.
Here are some analogies: LeBron James giving pointers to a Comet starter. Julie Andrews showing up for the high school musical. David Hockney sending a signed sketch to a high school art class.

Charges put on hold in 1993 murder case

Murder and related charges against Ryall Majors will not be prosecuted at this time, according to a statement issued this weekend by the Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and the Sheriff's Office. The charges were filed in connection with the unsolved shooting death of Clifton Tony Briggs in September 1993.

Lazarus Bates, longtime county educator, dies

South Boston News
Lazarus Bates
Lazarus Bates, former principal of Halifax County Junior High School, died at his home Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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