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Pool Benched

Jobless rate ticks up to 7.1 percent

More people find work during month of May, but swelling labor force outpaces gains

Halifax police gain lifesaving devices

Village Association merchants donate funds for squad car defibrillators


Errors doom Post 8

Locals fall to 7-2 with Martinsville defeat






Technical glitches in South Boston keep voters waiting; some leave and come back later

The difficulties were short-lived and paper ballots did not need to be used, says voter registrar

Reynolds wins Halifax, but loses state senate seat

Three-term Democrat Roscoe Reynolds of Martinsville loses to the GOP's Bill Stanley of Rocky Mount

Despite sheriff and Gasperini, incumbents enjoy big night – meals tax and mixed drinks sail by

Winners analyze their wins, savor their victories; School board has 3 new members


Supervisors address landowners' concerns about pesky coyotes

Polls open

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Yard signs and campaign workers are out in force today at the polls open for the 2011 elections. In Halifax County, voters will cast their votes for constitutional officers, including the hotly contested sheriff's race, and several districts will be casting votes for board of supervisors and school board.

Clark defeats Noblin in Halifax County sheriff’s race; Gasperini off school board

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Top, newly elected as sheriff, Fred Clark beams at a gold-color sheriff's star given to him by a supporter. Above, victorious incumbents Brenda Powell, left, commissioner of the revenue, and Linda Foster, treasurer, pore over election finals Tuesday night at the courthouse. They easily kept at bay what were thought to be stiff challenges from Leigh Fuller Edwards and Bill Kelehar. Above, Cheryl Terry, who defeated Joe Gasperini to win a school board seat, greets friends in the courthouse.
Fred Clark defeats incumbent Stanley Noblin in the closely-watched Halifax County sheriff's race. Both the Halifax County prepared-meals tax and mixed drink referenda pass easily. Incumbent Joe Gasperini is defeated in a hot school board race by challenger Cheryl Terry. Incumbents largely keep their jobs.

At final Chamber forum, a low-key debate for supes, school board – and a feisty Sheriff

The final Chamber of Commerce candidates forum Thursday night featured low-key exchanges among the contestants for Board of Supervisors and School Board in Election District 8, as well as a feisty Stanley Noblin defending his tenure as Sheriff and lashing out against his critics.

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