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04/17/14 - 6:59 am
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).
04/16/14 - 7:09 am
Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban
04/16/14 - 7:01 am
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…
04/17/14 - 6:58 am
The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.
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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.
02/24/11 - 8:55 am Halifax
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.
02/24/11 - 8:46 am Halifax
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.
02/24/11 - 8:46 am Halifax
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.
02/21/11 - 9:30 am Halifax
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.
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 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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