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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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General Assembly resolution honors McLaughlin

South Boston News
Henry McLaughlin III
A Halifax County native who practiced law here from 1966 to 1978 was honored with a joint resolution in the General Assembly for his longtime legal work on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.

GETTING THE BOOT

Halifax County School Board chairman kicks Gasperini off finance committee after critical comments

Disappointing finish to a stellar season

South Boston News
DEJECTION — The tough 74-42 loss to Forest Park varsity girls on Friday night in the regional finals in Woodbridge was reflected in the faces of these Comet players. The Comet team had an amazing season, ending with a 21-2 record. See sports. (David Conner II photo)

Budget picture brightens for schools

Halifax County schools fared better than expected — perhaps by as much as roughly $1 million — in budget amendments approved yesterday by both houses of the General Assembly.

Coatings center brings 15 jobsto Riverstone

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has officially announced that the American Wood Finishing Institute will relocate its headquarters to Riverstone Technology Park. Its Center for Coatings and Application Research and Education, or C-CARE, will create about 15 jobs, and four to six personnel will relocate here.

NOT JUST FOR SODA CANS

As the old Daystrom plant gets a second chance at manufacturing life, so too do many of metals inside: steel, aluminum, copper and more.

Wanted: Theater talent for summer stage

South Boston News
Auditions for local children and adults to be part of The Prizery’s second annual Summer Music Theatre Celebration take place Saturday, March 12 — at 1 p.m. for children and 3 p.m. for adults.

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