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SVHEC bring home honors from IWF

Continuing a trend that began in 2008, students in the Product/Industrial Design & Development programs at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center earned honors in a national woodworking competition.

Veterans Day Parade Nov. 8

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Patrick County spoils Senior Night

Patrick County spoiled the Senior Night celebration for Comet volleyball, downing Halifax County High School three sets to two.

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Halifax County’s surviving D-Day veterans place wreath

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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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School’s out for last time at Washington-Coleman

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Landmark in local black history shuts doors
Top and middle, students arrive at the South Boston Early Learning Center Friday for the last day of a nearly 80 year old institution. Above, Students dressed in all white plait the maypole in this undated photograph of an elaborately decorated institution more recently known as Washington-Coleman Elementary School. At reunions, alumni continue the tradition. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Jennings.)

Stevens to run for Halifax County School Board

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Jennifer Stevens

18 arrested in task force sweep, face 67 drug charges

The Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force, in tandem with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department, South Boston Town Police Department and the Virginia State Police, arrested 18 individuals on 67 various drug charges on Friday, June 3.

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