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HCCA Walk of Hope slated Sept. 13

Police arrest three on drinking charges

Straw bale garden produces the goods without the grief

Growing vegetables from straw mound is easy and enjoyable


Halifax 13s win state title,  head for Dixie World Series

The Halifax Dixie Youth Baseball Junior Boys delivered a state championship on Sunday, defeating Madison Heights, 13-3, to move on to World Series competition in Bossier City, La.





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South Boston tackles budget at work session

South Boston Town Council’s finance committee will meet tonight to begin hammering out a budget for the coming fiscal year.

News & Record staffers rack up Virginia Press awards

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News & Record staffers Tom McLaughlin, Eva Cassada, David Conner II and Mecklenburgh Sun staff writer Alta LeCompte, not pictured, took home 11 Virginia Press Association awards Saturday night during VPA's annual awards banquet in Norfolk.
First places went to David Conner II for a photo illustration of a baseball pitcher; Tom McLaughlin for column writing; Eva Cassada and Conner for multimedia news reporting on the To Kill a Mockingbird controversy and to McLaughlin for column writing at the News & Record's sister paper, The Mecklenburg Sun, which competes in a different circulation category.

Police sweep HCHS; no arrests made

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The Regional Drug Task Force was out in force Friday morning at Halifax County High School to conduct a drug sweep inside the building and outside in the parking lot. Task Force K-9 dogs were brought out for the operation. For more details see Monday's News & Record. (Tom McLaughlin photos)
A few items of interest were documented between two schools searches, police report, but this search resulted in no arrests.

Oakes picks up sheriff’s packet, other prospects mull bid for office

The Halifax County Sheriff’s race could be heating up, if packets picked up at the voter registrar’s office are any indication.

Halifax County election map, candidates in flux

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The Halifax County will seek to update its eight election districts with a newly-drawn map that alters some existing lines but overall changes very little, officials said this week.

A capitalist in China

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Nancy and Del Pool of South Boston won a trip to China. One of their stops was the Great Wall, where Del, a building trades instructor at Danville Community College, marveled at its centuries-old construction.
China is a land of 4,000 years of history, 1.3 billion people, 7,000 miles away. And Nancy and Del Pool of South Boston won a trip there when she attended the convention of the American Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives last month; it was a give-away from Citslinc, a company that encourages business travel to China. The Pools chose to visit at a time when folks from the Greenville, N.C. Chamber of Commerce were going.

Supervisor: more needs to be done to get back taxes

Halifax County supervisors on Monday night took no action to close a projected $2.5 million budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, but the meeting still drew a number of citizens, notably school personnel, who said they were attending to see where the Board planned to make cuts.

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