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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…

Alton woman is third highway fatality this year in Halifax


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Mostly a quiet holiday weekend for State Police

Virginia State Police reported few holiday traffic mishaps, except for two on Saturday. At 12:09 a.m. the 2005 Lincoln Town car operated by 64 year old Elizabeth Dyer of South Boston ran off the road twice and hit an embankment.

‘We won’t forget’

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Cyclists with the Brotherhood Ride head through South Boston Saturday morning on their way to Farmville, the next stop in their 22-day ride to New York City for the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (David Conner II photo)
The Brotherhood Ride, a group of cyclists made up of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel, arrived at the South Boston Fire Department auxiliary facility on Friday bound for New York City and the Sept. 11 tenth anniversary.

At attention

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The American Flag is reflected in the helmet of a member of the HCHS JROTC Honor Guard during the playing of the National Anthem Friday at the home varsity football opener for the Comets. See Sports, B1, for details. (David Conner II photo)

Halifax County unemployment state’s tenth highest

Halifax County ranked tenth in the state in having the highest unemployment rate during the month of July, according to figures just released from the Virginia Employment Commission.

Hurt swings through Southside

Fifth District Rep. Robert Hurt made a swing through the area last week on his U.S. 58 tour, listening to constituents’ concerns that had jobs and the slow economy at the top of the list.

Labor Day delays Halifax County Supervisors’ meeting

Halifax County Supervisors will be meeting a date later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday. They will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex with one public hearing on their agenda.

Halifax County Trustees approve health premium increase payment

The Halifax County School Board Thursday afternoon, approved the expenditure of approximately $250,000 which will pay for the increase in the cost of health insurance for school personnel. Their action came after school Finance Director Bill Covington told them he has been advised that health care premiums will rise by about 5.6 percent during the new school year, and he recommended that the school system pay the added costs.

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