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ACLU sues Pittsylvania over meeting prayers

Halifax County, Halifax Town, South Boston boards routinely pray

Motorcyclist hurt in Tuesday wreck

An single vehicle crash early Tuesday morning resulted in injuries to a motorcyclist.

Wells Fargo cuts ribbon at new branch

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Wells Fargo Bank, formerly Wachovia in Centerville, celebrated its new owners on Monday morning with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. Joining in the ceremony with bank employees were community leaders from the county and the Towns of South Boston and Halifax, along with education representatives and economic development members. Shown above are personal bankers LaTisha Nebblett and Daniel Irving, Manager, Cheryll Lopez, Halifax Mayor Dick Moore and South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston, personal bankers Jennifer Brooks, Janet Chmiola and Timothy Lovelace and (in back) Tom West, Chairman of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, Butch Blanks of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Board and Deputy School Superintendent Larry Clark. (SOMcL photo)
Town and county leaders welcomed the community’s newest banking institution — Wells Fargo — as they helped to cut the ribbon marking the bank’s move into the former Wachovia branch on Monday.

Halifax, Galileo team with Microsoft

Galileo Magnet High School in Danville joins Halifax County High School in being the only two schools in the area selected to implement the Microsoft IT Academy program.

History of the Halifax County Middle School building

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Among those on hand Monday to dedicate a plaque spelling out the history of the current middle school building were principals and assistant principals of the building, which started as a consolidated county high school for white students in the era of segregation. Top photo, from left, Beverly Crowder, current principal, Gail Bosiger, Dr. Lacy Venable, Nancy McCachren (daughter of the first principal, J. Marshall Swanson), and former assistant principals Jennie Wagner, Worth Hudson and William Satterfield. Not pictured is former Principal Bristol Martin. The plaque hangs in the building’s lobby and is dedicated to Swanson’s memory. The text outlines the building’s near six decades as an all-white high school, an integrated senior high, a junior high and now a middle school.

BIG NIGHT AT THE BALL GAME

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Cameron Turbeville (above left) and Leo Noblin, both members of the Scottsburg Mites youth football team, look up at 6’2”, 221 lb. Comet senior Josh Spainhour during warmups prior to the HCHS Homecoming game against Martinsville High School. It was youth football night and Noblin and Turbeville were there to watch the Comets. The Comets were able to break their Homecoming losing streak, beating Martinsville 17-10. For details, go here. During halftime, Taylor Rather. was named Homecoming Queen and Keon Gutrich was named Homecoming King. (David Conner II photo)

Halifax County Service Authority set to hike water, sewer bills   rates

Financing requirements for Maple Avenue expansion are driving up rates, says director

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