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Internet for everyone:  Halifax County mulls options

Halifax may enter service provider business – directly or indirectly


Elmo stages Independence Day parade, but Scottsburg nixes its event

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office exonerated in shooting of VFW suspect

State Police, outside prosecutor conclude Bowen was justified firing at armed man


Player, coach of the year

Barnes earns POY year honors while Bane named top coach






Scottsburg readies for Fourth

32nd annual July Fourth celebration in Scottsburg

Luck o’ the Irish

South Boston News
Isabella Martin
College student Isabella Martin visits the Emerald Isle

Good fences make good neighbors – or do they just get you fined?

South Boston NewsSouth Boston News
Mary and Keith Douglas erected a fence to keep their neat house and yard separate from what they term troubled properties, one of which is abandoned and boarded up. But the fence is too tall by Town standards.
Here’s Mary Douglas’ predicament: Exasperated by two neighboring houses, she and her husband, Keith, last month erected a fence – did the work themselves – only to have the Town of South Boston tell them their too-tall fence must come down or they’d be fined.

Clover man charged with child sex crimes

South Boston News
Kenneth Dean Wilborn Jr.
Kenneth Dean Wilborn Jr., 39, of Rodgers Chapel Road, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, child neglect, taking indecent liberties with a child, two counts of penetration with an object and two counts of forcible sodomy.

Charm school - Pointers from the Prince

South Boston News
South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston, left, and Vice Mayor Ed Owens, right, look as though they’re taking cues from Prince Charming himself. In fact, the professional cast of The Prizery’s Summer Theatre Celebration production of “Cinderella” – resplendent in Renaissance-style costumes– descended upon Town Council’s Monday night meeting to introduce themselves and invite Council to a show. “Cinderella” – the first of three musicals this summer – opens June 21. John Michael Chappell, center, plays the sought-after Prince.

Latin est non mortuus

South Boston News
Josh McCrowell and Travis Blount-Elliott flank retiring teacher Judy Owen, who taught Latin for 35 years at the high school, at a party in her honor over the weekend.
(Latin is not dead)

Let there be tomatoes

South Boston NewsSouth Boston News
The South Boston Farmers Market opened with fanfare Saturday, including a bluegrass band and drawings for prizes. Manager Ray Satterfield said vendor sign-ups are strong, and he picked up two new vendors that morning. Buyers snatched up the limited number of early, red, homegrown tomatoes “like buzzards,” said one farmer, who had planted his in March and carefully protected the plants by covering them on cold nights. Others were content with green tomatoes, either for frying or for putting in a windowsill to ripen. Above, Jackie Tillery prettifies some onions. Not only were fresh vegetables available, but potted blooming plants, garden plants, pies and breads.

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