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Revenues up as South Boston prepares for budget

Story of the Crossing goes national

Documentary on Dan River wartime tactic spread across U.S.

For Mecklenburg trustees, it’s a testy New Year

Tanner, Smiley win leadership posts on 5-4 vote; audience misses out on early decision


With two wins in the books, Comets ready for GW





Halifax > Halifax Police


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Top, The HCHS Comet marching band, pictured in the 1972 Haliscope yearbook. Above, Members of the Halifax County High School Marching Comets perform during the season football opener last August against Petersburg High School.
With no band director on staff and only a small number of students interested in taking part, Halifax County High School may not have a band this year.

AMA Pro Racing event off the schedule at VIR; VIR responds

Despite AMA Pro Racing’s efforts to preserve the originally scheduled Aug. 12-14 event, VIR staff notified AMA Pro Racing late Monday, July 11, of its final decision not to host or promote the race weekend. VIR counters that the decision was not unilateral.

Sound of Music brings young stars to the theatre

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From left, Evan Snead, Caleb Flowers, Henry Stevens, Daniel Haskett.
The Prizery’s summer theater series is in its second year of bringing talented young performers to the local stage. Audiences have been amazed by the level of perfection displayed by the visiting professional actors.

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival coming July 22

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The presenting and platinum sponsors of the 31st Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival include ABB, American National Bank & Trust, Blue Ridge Beverage, Cherokee Coffee and WSET. These businesses invite the public to attend the festival on Friday, July 22, at the Halifax County Fairgrounds from 4 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are only $35 and may be purchased from the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce or save $5 and purchase online at The entertainment lineup includes: 6th N Main (local band), The Konnection Band (variety), and Cravin’ Melon (soft rock). From left, top photo, platinum sponsors include, Holly Newton, ABB; Ronnie Moore, American National Bank & Trust; and Angela Fowler, WSET. Above, presenting sponsors, Evelyn Hunt, Blue Ridge Beverage and Kathy Farley, Cherokee Coffee
Every small community struggles to find its identity – something that, when you mention the location, you automatically associate with that identity. And so it was for the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce way back in 1981, when a group of people brain-stormed to come up with something that would put our county on the map – something that would bring people to our community – something that would make us unique in this tangled world of advertising gimmicks and repetitive sound-bites.

Moseying along

South Boston News
Some of Halifax County's most beautiful homes opened their porches and oak-shaded lawns to guests in the first-ever Mountain Road Mosey, a fund-raiser for The Prizery arts center. Each participating house offered hors d'oeuvres, beverages and Southern charm on a hot summer evening. Hostess and organizer Boo Evans, left, and volunteer Amy Barnes, right, offer punch to Charles and Nancy McCormick.


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Ron Smith
Virgilina man to challenge Nunn for Board of Supervisors in ED-7

Operations chief of HCSA makes bid for Halifax County School Board

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Mark Estes
Mark Estes, director of operations for the Halifax County Service Authority, announced on Thursday that he will run for Halifax County School Board in ED#8, the seat that is currently held by trustee Walter Potts.

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