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Saturday blaze destroys home, wrecks back-to-school plans

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This is all that remains of the Dixon family’s residence in Nathalie, which caught fire Saturday afternoon. In addition to the trailer home, the three school-age boys who lived there also lost their back-to-school supplies, bookbags and new clothes. The cause is under investigation.
Five people — including a father and his three school-age sons, plus a visiting little girl — escaped injured Saturday when a fast-moving blaze demolished their Nathalie home two days before school started.

Sunday afternoon storm causes scattered outages

A mid afternoon storm yesterday brought much-needed rain to the community, but it also knocked out power to some 529 Dominion Virginia power customers.

School survey yields tens of thousands of dollars for technology

It doesn’t ask how many iPods you play with, how many cell phones you talk on or whether you get your Internet from wires, satellites or gerbils on wheels. But the “Survey for Internet and Computer Funding” — being sent home today in students’ backpacks along with scads of other papers awaiting your signature — is likely to yield tens of thousands of dollars in savings for Halifax County Public Schools.

Water pressure in Centerville affected by work

Water customers in the Centerville area may experience a slight decrease in their water pressure beginning this morning as the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) starts renovations on its 100,000 gallon reservoir located on Green’s Folly Road.

Larcenies investigated

Nancy Carr, who lives on Coles Ferry Road, Nathalie, last week reported a theft at her home after being out of town for the past couple of weeks. When she returned home on Tuesday, she noticed that a black Nissan ZX that she had parked on the back side of her property was missing. (The car was not roadworthy.)

Bistro 1888 recognized for excellence by wine magazine

The August issue of The WINE SPECTATOR includes their annual list of the best restaurants in the world for wine lovers. For the seventh year in a row, BISTRO 1888 has garnered their “Award of Excellence.”

Break-in on Easley Street investigated

South Boston Police are investigating a reported breaking and entering which occurred on Easley Street sometime in the late evening or early morning hours of Saturday.

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