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South Boston council moves on funeral home request

Hearing slated to consider zoning change, expansion

Hicks resigns, successor pending

Mecklenburg school board opens nominations for seat

Trustees, public express different priorities for next Mecklenburg County superintendent

Respondents value openness, teamwork

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South Boston American nails down state title

SBA downed Rustburg, 8-3, Wednesday at the Day Complex in South Boston. The SBA all-stars finished O-zone state play with a 5-1 record.

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Halifax to hold hearing on Dollar General project

Halifax Town Council and the Town’s Planning Commission will host a joint public hearing Wednesday, on a request from Par 5 Development, LLC to rezone property owned by Carr Ministries from R-2 Residental to C-1 Commercial.

Christmas Carol adds Saturday matinee

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Halifax County Little Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” performed to sold out audiences at The Chastain Theatre of The Prizery last weekend. The show has met with overwhelming enthusiasm and with only two public performances left everyone is encouraged to get their tickets now. Final shows will be Thursday Dec. 1 and Saturday Dec. 3 at 7:30. Tickets may be obtained by calling The Prizery box office at 572-8339 or http://www.hclt.org. The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for students. Season tickets are a value at $30 and you receive one ticket for each production of the HCLT season. Contact Becky Donner at 572-2139 for more information about season tickets or to receive a season brochure. Top photo: The annual Fezziwig Christmas ball. Right: Ellen Haskett as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Below: the Ghost of Christmas Present, played by Richard Grendahl, with Scrooge, played by Mike Haskett. (Photos by Shane Brogden)
Halifax County Little Theatre says it will add a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee to its run of "A Christmas Carol" at The Prizery arts center to give patrons one more chance to see the popular musical. Some shows have been sell-outs.

On the line with Italy

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Some students in the Halifax County gifted and talented program videoconferenced with schoolchildren in Leverano, Italy, on Wednesday morning at The Prizery arts center. Among the questions asked back and forth: How many years have you studied English? When do Italian children open their Christmas gifts? (Jan. 6.) How do you get the day off if Thanksgiving is a religious holiday? (It’s both a religious and a civic holiday.) Halifax students introduced themselves with “Il mio nome e ….” (“My name is ….”)

National Guard Appreciation Day slated Dec. 4

Halifax County will observe National Guard Appreciation Day Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Boston National Guard Armory on Hamilton Boulevard.

FSA ballots must be in by Dec. 5

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Randy Yarbrough reminds farmers and ranchers that the 2011 FSA county committee elections began Friday, Nov. 4, with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 5.

Man dies in tree-cutting accident

The accident happened at his home in Clover.

Weapons training center dropped after hearing; opponents cite noise, safety concerns

South Boston News
Scores of opponents pack the meeting room to argue against a weapons training center planned for 95 acres on Mortons Ferry Road in Nathalie.
With a thumbs-down from the Halifax County Planning Commission, the couple behind the National Weapons & Tactical Training Center say they will pursue a location elsewhere, and not in Halifax County. About 500 people had signed a petition against the project by Wednesday.

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