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Halifax shuffles roles with police department

Donation boosts bid for search and rescue team

Two members of the local TAC K9 Search and Rescue team received a donation this week from Dean Jones of Halifax Insurance Agency to help defray the costs of forming…

South Boston approves request for funding

South Boston Town Council on Tuesday evening approved a recommendation from its Finance Committee to apply for $1.3 million in VDOT Revenue Sharing funds which will allow the town to…

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Potential candidate opts not to make supervisors’ race

The Rev. Dave Cline said Tuesday that he will not run for the seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors that will come open as Ronnie Snead steps down in the fifth election district.

Bloodmobile coming to Winns Creek Saturday

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Winn’s Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Halifax County/South Boston YMCA approaches goal

South Boston News
From left, members of the New Born Riders Cycles Club who recently made a donation to the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County include, Eugenia Walton, James Walton, Carl Jones, Ollie Hughes, Norman Green, Brenda Walton, Thomas Walton, and John C. Bailey. Not pictured-Felicia Willis, Larry William, William Hollingsworth, Sonny Thomas, Jessie Street, Tim Winstead, and Jessie Boxley.
With the recent donation from the New Born Riders Cycles Club from Roxboro N.C., the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County approached its branch goal of $72,000. “We Build Strong Communities Campaign” is the annual charitable giving program of the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County. Donations to “We Build Strong Communities” assist local children, adults, and families in need of wellness and youth development services.

Halifax County’s surviving D-Day veterans place wreath

South Boston News
Pete Myers, left, and W.R. Snead, the surviving Halifax County veterans of D-Day, posted a wreath at the D-Day monument at the National Guard Armory on Monday, commemorating the June 6, 1944, storming of the beach in Normandy, France. The battle is considered a turning point in World War II. Myers was injured in the battle by mortar fire and spent 17 months in the hospital. He eventually returned to Halifax County and owned a store in the Liberty community. Snead owned a painting business after the war. Both men will turn 88 years old next month.

Halifax County principals honor retiring Joe Griles

South Boston News
Local principals recently honored Joe Griles, assistant superintendent of Instruction with a retirement dinner at Four Oaks. Afterwards, he was presented a mantle clock as a gift of appreciation for his years of service with the Halifax County Public School system. With him are, Michael R. Wilborne presenting the gift to Griles. From left, principals, Beverly Crowder, David Duffer, Barbara Tune, Kevin Neal, Pam Eakes, Griles, Brenda Fuller, Sherry Cowan and Priscilla Price. Absent were Lisa Long, Marliss Barczak and Albert Randolph

Halifax County Middle School offers summer enrichment program

South Boston News
The HCMS “SUCCESS” program through the 21st Century Community Center Learning grant will offer again this year a Summer Enrichment Camp beginning June 7–29. The summer enrichment program will operate Monday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The program is designed to offer a broad array of enrichment activities that are fun, entertaining and educational, while complementing the student’s academic program. Enrichment sessions will be held in exploratory foreign language, computer fun and games, fine arts, cooking, intramurals and other activities of interest to students. In addition, sessions are included that will teach youth respect, discipline, physical conditioning, social awareness and teamwork. Students will be provided bus transportation, breakfast and lunch. For more information about the summer enrichment program, please contact 21st Century coordinators Gwen Smith-Mangum or Julia Powell at Halifax County Middle School at 572-4100.

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