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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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Public input on Halifax County school budget: sound of silence

The public did not respond to the Halifax County School Board’s efforts to solicit input about the upcoming school year’s budget, which is projected to be short by $2.5 million due to state funding reductions. On Tuesday night, school trustees held what they had termed “a listening session,” inviting citizens to address the board with suggestions or thoughts on how to handle the upcoming year’s budget, but only two persons spoke.

With Workforce Center in jeopardy, officials say now is no time to undercut the jobless

Local officials are fighting to keep open South Boston’s Workforce Training Center, which opened only 14 months ago with fanfare and an appearance by then-Gov. Tim Kaine. It is among those around the nation jeopardized with closing under a proposed federal budget cut.

Foundation makes gifts to Lacks descendants

The foundation set up by writer Rebecca Skloot to help the family of Henrietta Lacks has spent thousands of dollars on health care and education for Lacks’ descendants, a story in the New York Times reports.

General Assembly honors Henrietta

The Virginia General Assembly this week honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells, taken without her knowledge, have gone on to foster extraordinary medical breakthroughs.

Ya say you want a Revolution?

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Dr. John W. Hall, assistant professor of U.S. military history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, gave the keynote speech.
In a fast-paced academic treatment that credited the significance of the often-ignored Crossing of the Dan, historian Dr. John Hall of the University of Wisconsin-Madison spoke to a packed Prizery theatre in the keynote event of the annual event Saturday.

Gasperini questions trustees statements before Halifax County supervisors

Halifax County school board trustee Joe Gasperini on Friday criticized board chairman Stuart Comer’s decision to go before the Board of Supervisors to request $2.5 million in additional local funding, arguing the move was premature and hadn't been approved in advance by the full School Board.

Halifax County trustees ask supes for $2.5 million to fill budget gap

Halifax County school officials appeared before the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Thursday to plead for $2.5 million to close a looming budget deficit, but the supervisors — facing their own shortfall estimated at $3.8 million — gave no indication that help may be on the way.

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