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Upbeat budget news could spell pay raises in school system

Setting an optimistic tone for this year’s school budget, Superintendent of Schools Merle Herndon said she hopes money will be available this year to provide teachers and support staff with…

Halifax County school discipline panel to begin work

South Boston council approves refinancing plan


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Comets close strong for gritty win

Robert E. Lee-Springfield had been making trouble in the Region 5-A playoffs, and the pesky Lancers put Halifax County High School on its heels early Saturday night.

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Taxes & a tequila sunrise?

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Development, not drinking, is goal driving initiatives to get Halifax County meals tax, mixed drinks

Halifax County Supervisors nix Noblin request for car funds

Halifax County supervisors made it clear Monday that they aren’t willing to pay for two police cruisers that Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin ordered using insurance settlement funds that covered the cost of only one vehicle.

Bowman: vehicle snafu should be resolved quickly

A special meeting of the three-member Finance Committee of the Halifax County Supervisors has been called for this afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune Complex.

Hurt votes in favor of last-minute debt ceiling deal

Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt, a Republican from Chatham, voted Monday night in favor of the compromise debt deal. The vote was 269 to 161.

Supes give trail property tax exemption

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday night unanimously approved a real estate tax exemption for four parcels of land that will be included in the 2.4 mile section of the Roanoke River Rails to Trails project. This section of the trail runs from the old Cotton Mill property to Berry Hill Estate. and is a part of the Tobacco Heritage Trail that runs through parts of Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, Charlotte, Greensville and Halifax counties.

Hammer wielded in fight

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 7236 Huell Matthews Highway, South Boston, around 5 a,m. Sunday morning where an altercation between a male and female caused another male to get involved, along with his hammer.

Milk-making superwomen swarm Facebook

It’s World Breastfeeding Week. Internationally, advocates are trumpeting their cause. And Halifax County’s lactating women are doing what everyone else is doing — they’re flocking to Facebook.

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