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Broken line floods portion of Halifax

A portion of the Town of Halifax was flooded Tuesday night after a water line ruptured on Mountain Road, apparently as a result of road maintenance work taking place near…

Along Banister, concern about water levels

Several property owners who live along the shoreline of the Banister River have expressed concerns about the falling water level, echoing complaints some three years ago when the lake was…

Flyover nets $63,000 in pot plants


Comets need to show improvement

Halifax County High School did some positive things in its season-opening win over Patrick County Friday night, but the level of competition should be significantly higher Friday when E.C. Glass…






State Police search Halifax County sheriff’s office, vehicle

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Special agent: No indication funds were used for official business

Pushing social media

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Lisa Kipps-Brown and her son, Glenn Brown, standing, of Glerin Business Resources in Halifax, led a workshop Tuesday night introducing businesspeople to ways new social media can help them or their businesses. Discussed were Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and others. The session is the first in what the sponsors hope will be a monthly series on employing social media. Sponsors were the Industrial Development Authority, the Chamber, the Tourism Department and Glerin. The event was free, and no money was spent by the sponsoring groups.

A SIGN of respect

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Top, friend Robyn Martin signs the billboard honoring the late Adam Hammock, a popular teenager killed in a traffic crash earlier this fall. A fund has been established for the family. Contributions may be made at BB&T Bank or at Halifax Insurance in Centerville, across from Walgreens. Above, standing with the billboard are, from left, Adam Hammock’s parents, Ronnie and Hope Hammock; his girlfriend, Mallory Shealy; Dean Jones, who is donating billboard space in Riverdale, and friends Blake Jones and Robyn Martin.
Billboard, fund memorialize Adam Hammock

Making noise at VIR

Commercial’s pyrotechnics go BOOM

County administrator Nester makes it a trio of top retirees

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George Nester
Joins IDA, schools chiefs in departure

Employment brightened in October

Halifax County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate fell out of double digits but remained among the highest in the state during October.

Swearing in set for Dec. 16

Halifax County Board of Supervisors and constitutional officers who need to be sworn in by January are invited to come to the Halifax County Courthouse at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, for this ceremony.

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