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Big money bet on job initiative

SVHEC ramps up new Center of Excellence with $2 million grant

South Boston home scorched by Monday fire

A Monday morning fire razed a two-story rental house at 1911 N. Main Street in South Boston despite quick action by firefighters to quell the blaze.

County native, advocate for disabled takes story to U.S. Senate

Robertson-Dabrowski overcomes struggles

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South Boston advances in O-Zone

Scottsburg has been eliminated in state Dixie Youth O-zone state tournament, and the South Boston allstars remain alive in the postseason event at the Day Complex.

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The perils of S-E-X-T-I-N-G

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A well-read retired man in Halifax hadn’t heard the term. A middle-aged South Boston mother was vague on the definition. To the uninitiated: The word is an amalgam, a combination of the noun “sex” and the verb “to text” (as on a cellphone).

No avoiding hard decisions

Halifax County supervisors have four public hearings on their agenda for tonight’s meeting at the Mary Bethune Complex. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Halifax County trustees approve budget – but may be forced to make more cuts

By a 5-2 vote Thursday, the Halifax County School Board approved a 2011-12 budget of $57,124,894 — although the trustees still do not know how much money the county will contribute for school operations in the upcoming fiscal year.

Man suffers multiple stab wounds in Saturday incident

A 29 year old man suffered multiple stabbing wounds in an incident near Porter Lane in South Boston on Saturday night, according to the South Boston Police Department.

McDonnell vetoes phys ed bill,  Halifax school officials relieved

As they grapple with major budget uncertainties, Halifax County Public School officials are breathing easier since Gov. Bob McDonnell last week vetoed a bill that would have mandated more physical education.

Freshly-waxed auto stolen in Nathalie area Sunday morning

Laclinton Boyd of 3097 Hog Wallow Road, Nathalie, called police at 3:35 a.m. Sunday morning to report that his car had been stolen. Boyd said that he had washed his black 2005 Cadillac, which sports chrome 22 inch wheels just before dark on Saturday night.

Heavy damages in two-car collision

A two vehicle collision on State Route 658, about one-tenth mile south of the intersection with State Route 744, resulted in no injuries but heavy property damage. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.

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