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Bank is candidate for Halifax County Board of Supervisors

South Boston businessman Barry Bank has announced he will run for the ED-5 seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors that is being vacated by Supervisor Ronnie Snead. Also seeking the seat in the Nov. 8 general election is Mattie Cowan.

Halifax County Service Authority board meets at new complex

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Directors of the Halifax County Service Authority toured the agency’s new building located at the Houghton Industrial Park and met as a board for the first time there on Thursday afternoon.

Disaster declaration, federal relief for Virginia tornado victims rejected

Halifax County residents affected by severe weather and tornadoes in April will not be eligible for federal disaster relief following FEMA’s rejection of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal request for a major disaster declaration for the state of Virginia. Although federal assistance is not available, local recovery efforts are still in full swing.

Scottsburg finalizes plans for 4th of July

Scottsburg will roll out the food, fireworks and fun for America’s birthday as its Volunteer Fire Department hosts the 30th annual Fourth of July celebration, set Monday, July 4.

South Boston Council convenes tonight

South Boston Council is expected to approve a recommendation from the Planning Commission to permit Jane Rose to operate a counseling service in the old library building on Yancey Street. Initially, a neighbor objected, fearing dangerous clientele. Rose has said none of her patients has problems of that magnitude and that she cannot prescribe medicine.

Siding, wiring stripped from Virgilina trailer

Lawson House demolished

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Top, Barbara Johnston of South Boston has watched the process of dismantling the home where her husband, the late Dr. Lewis Johnston, grew up. She left with bricks – mementos for the grandchildren, she says. Above, An excavator took only an hour and 20 minutes to reduce this North Main Street mansion to a pile of wood and bricks on Friday morning.
It took a powerful excavator arm only about 80 minutes to lay waste to the 100-plus-year-old Lawson House on South Boston’s North Main Street on a bright Friday morning.

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