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On the Ebola front lines

County native opts to switch duties as Emory RN, bringing him face-to-face with victims of outbreak

Tax deadlines jeopardized by tardy bills

Town of Halifax expects to push back due date for personal property payments; South Boston struggles to stick to schedule

Prizery managing director to leave position


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Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday

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Halifax

Loftis: No campaign for me

Seeking to end speculation about a potential bid for local public office, one of the persons who picked up a candidate’s packet from the Registrar’s Office called this week to say he wasn’t running for anything.

Police report quiet holiday weekend

StarTek could repay money to state

Motorsports Academy gets more money

South Boston News
Connie Nyholm, co-owner and managing partner of Virginia International Raceway, recently made a $5,000 donation to the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation. The funds will provide much needed equipment for the Halifax County Middle School karting program. The donation will make it possible to purchase a pressure washer, air compressor, work benches, tool sets and boxes. Nyholm joined Logan Young, HCPSEF president, Superintendent of Schools, Paul Stapleton, and Beverly Crowder, HCMS principal, along with motorsports instructors, students, and others for a dedication of the Virginia Motorsports Karting Garage located at the middle school.

Summerfest comes to Virgilina

South Boston News
Virgilina held its annual Summerfest Saturday, opening the day-long event with its parade, followed by an afternoon of music, food and fun. The Summerfest is the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department's big annual fund-raiser. (David Conner II photo)

Halifax County establishes disaster recovery task force

During April, at least 30 tornadoes were recorded in Virginia, two of which impacted Halifax County. One person lost their life, and more than 10 were injured in Halifax County. Thirteen homes were destroyed and more than twenty five were damaged in Halifax County by the April storms. Over four hundred volunteers from across the state came to our neighbors in need. Yet, still there are families without a permanent place of residence, some who lost their only means of transportation, and many who simply do not know where to begin. Halifax County residents and volunteer groups have been working tirelessly to assist those in need. Emergency Services personnel have worked diligently in recovery operations for the last few weeks and to identify any unmet needs in our community.

Trickey earns Principal’s Award at Halifax County High School

South Boston News
Jill Trickey earned the Halifax County High School Principal's Award Wednesday night during the Senior Awards assembly at the school. With her is Principal Albert Randolph.

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