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Budget needs spelled out for supervisors

A proposed budget prepared by county staff recommends an increase in the real estate tax rate this year by two cents, to 48 cents per $100 value.

Thornton eyes $3 mil increase in local funds

Superintendent asks supes for 30 percent boost in contribution

Farmer to be sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court


Season ending buzzer beater

Comets fall to Freedom on three-pointer with time running out





Halifax > Halifax Government

Nathalie man dies in Charlotte County crash

A 55 year old Nathalie man died at the scene of a single vehicle crash which occurred in Charlotte County Sunday evening around 6:30 p.m.

Authorities urge caution on roads for back to school

South Boston Police Chief Jim Binner and Capt. B.K. Lovelace remind motorists that schools open on Monday, Aug. 25 and ask that they remember to drive safely so as to insure the safety of students.

Nelson to seek ED-7 Halifax County School board seat

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Bonita Nelson
Bonita Cole Nelson has announced she will seek the open Halifax County School Board seat in ED-7, the southeast corner of the county. She is currently collecting signatures and believes she will meet next week’s deadline to get on the ballot.

Paws in the Park Oct. 22

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Dr. Tessie O’Truitt with Bond and Dr. Terrance Truitt with Molly
This event sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Halifax County was previously scheduled to be held this past May but was postponed because of the destruction to the park by the April tornados.

Longwood to welcome largest freshman class ever

The freshman class is expected to number approximately 1,090, an 8 percent increase over last year’s freshman class (1,008) and a 4 percent increase over the largest previous class, in 2008, which totaled 1,053. The size of the freshman class is even more impressive considering that the number of freshmen who were accepted was down 5 percent compared to last year. Also noteworthy is the 12 percent increase in males in this year’s freshman class.

Halifax County High School band camp opens

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With band director Stephen Harmon in place, the Halifax County High School marching band opened band camp Monday in preparation for the fall football/parade season. Band camp will continue this week. (David Conner II photos)

Slowdown costs handful of jobs at Sunshine Mills

Sunshine Mills in Halifax has laid off a handful of employees in response to a seasonal slowdown that company CEO Alan Bostick says usually rights itself in September.

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