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Hospital sets construction start Oct. 3

Groundbreaking for 70-bed VCU-CMH
facility slated at 73-acre building site

Clarksville gets more time for Cove Project

Auctioneer recalls tobacco’s heydey

Back when tobacco, the “golden leaf” of Virginia was a celebrated crop, and tobacco auctions were a festive occasion, no one was more celebrated than the market auctioneer.

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Comets win season opener, 38-18

HCHS had success in all three phases of football and repelled a gritty effort by Patrick County Friday night.

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Edmunds, Ruff: No uranium vote this session

South Boston News
Del. James Edmunds and state Sen. Frank Ruff told South Boston Council Monday night they don't think a vote on lifting the moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia will come up during the upcoming General Assembly session.
Halifax County's legislators say they think – and hope – the decision will be postponed

EGP Market Day: Duct-tape wallets,  tobacco-stick stars, tasty pudding

South Boston News
Halifax County Public Schools' EGP students brought their homemade wares to The Prizery on Tuesday, where they displayed them, pitched them and sold them for specially issued Piggy Bucks currency. Among the goods sold: five-pointed stars fashioned from old tobacco sticks, soap, bracelet holders, games and Christmas cards. (Click on headline for slide show.)
Future retail giants take baby steps

Halifax County Emergency Services sponsoring EMT class

Halifax County Emergency Services is hosting an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Course beginning Jan. 9, at the Halifax County Rescue Squad in South Boston.

Halifax sets holiday schedule

Halifax Town Hall will be closed at noon on Friday Dec. 23 and all day Monday Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas Holiday and again on Monday Jan. 2 for New Year’s.

Santa in a boat, with no reindeer in sight

South Boston News
Santa Claus arrived by boat (tucked into the back of a pick-up truck) as he made his annual appearance at the Alton Christmas holidays Saturday. The annual procession drew fire trucks, classic and antique cars, floats and assorted other entries on a cool and sunny morning. (David Conner photo)

‘Fear was all over the place’:  Halifax’s Hokies prayed, texted — kept cool

South Boston News
The incident at Virginia Tech last week unnerved students – but they say they feel safe, praise university's response

Smoke alarm alerts sleeping woman to blaze

A beeping smoke alarm saved the life of a Scottsburg woman in a Friday morning fire.

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