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Mecklenburg trustees reschedule for July 31 to talk contract extension for Thornton

Board chair hails performance, but move draws outside fire

Water authority looks to Banister for backup

In wake of coal ash spill, and with N.C. localities looking to tap the Dan, HCSA eyes alternatives


Geocaching is challenging and fun, and available in Halifax and surrounding area


Complex hosts tournaments

A total of 17 teams will compete for the Dixie Youth baseball AAA and O-Zone state crowns.






Halifax County election map, candidates in flux

South Boston News
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

South Boston News
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.

Police step up traffic checkpoints Saturday

In a joint effort to curb drunk and drugged driving, and to step up child safety-seat enforcement, law enforcement authorities set up four separate traffic checkpoints in locations throughout South Boston and Halifax County this past Saturday night. The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, and the South Boston Police Department conducted the checkpoints.

NYC pro to help with Summer Theatre

South Boston News
Natalie Robin
This month’s local production of the musical “Crowns” and all four up coming Summer Theatre professional shows at The Prizery art center will have top-notch help direct from the capital of theater, New York City.

Wreck causes $15,000 in damages to company van

New agribusiness group up and running

A great deal has happened since a group of farmers, farm businesses, farm-oriented organizations and county entities met for the first time in Februay to consider forming a group that could promote and assist local agribusiness/agritourism efforts of Halifax County and surrounding areas.

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