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South Boston town offices to close for Thanksgiving

Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…


Comets to build on last season’s success

Larry Epperly took an unselfish Comet boys basketball team to the Region 5-A North semifinals last season, after a 20-win season. The Comets ran into a reality check, losing by…





Halifax South Boston

Stapleton to retire June 30, 2012

Halifax County Public Schools superintendent to retire at the end of his contract. The Halifax County School Board was to consider a two-year extension to his contract at their upcoming June 27 meeting.

75th birthday celebration at Staunton River State Park

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Top, Tristan Wilborn, 4, backs his way to the fire to toast his marshmallow in preparation for s’mores Saturday at Staunton River State Park. Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the state park system, and SRSP’s celebration culminated with a fireworks display. (David Conner II photos)

Presto investing $6 million to add five production lines

The company will add five new manufacturing lines and create 22 new jobs over the next three years.

Cannon re-elected Halifax County IDA chairman on 4-3 vote

By a 4-3 vote, John Cannon was re-elected chairman of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday morning. Nominated by Ted Bennett with a second by Garland Ricketts, Cannon won the nod with the support of a fourth member, Butch Blanks.

‘Mama’s Pearls’ plays at DC Black Theatre Festival

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“Mama’s Pearls,” a play by Halifax County’s Joan Daniel Whitlock, appeared in the DC Black Theatre Festival this past week in the nation’s capital.

Danville’s Swedwood featured in NPR report broadcast

National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” news show Friday evening broadcast a lengthy, 12-minute story on labor disputes at international furniture giant Ikea’s Danville plant, its only factory in this country.

Perriello: no plans to run in 2012

Former 5th District Congressman Tom Perrielo says he has no plans to run for his old seat in 2012.

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