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SVHEC to create IT Academy

The full panel of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission (TICR) on Thursday approved the SVHEC’s grant application to establish the IT Academy in South Boston.

Brodnax motorist charged in fatal crash

Mecklenburg church break-ins reported


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Comets finish fifth in district cross country

Patrick County swept both ends of the Piedmont District cross country championships at Edmunds Park in South Boston.

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More complaints over Halifax police cutback

The proposed elimination of a police officer position ran into more flak from citizens as Halifax Town Council held a public hearing Tuesday night on its $997,671 budget for FY 2011-2012.

Smith running for Halifax County School Board

South Boston News
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith said she’s anxious to contribute something back to the community where she grew up — so she’s running for the Halifax County School Board in ED-1.

Gunshot startles deputies

A Virgilina man was charged Tuesday evening with reckless handling of a firearm.

Halifax County Trustees okay efficiency study

Halifax County School Board members Monday night unanimously approved the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an efficiency study to be carried out through the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget.

Boat ramp at Staunton River State Park to reopen Saturday

The Dan River Boat Ramp at Staunton River State Park will reopen on Saturday, May 14 at 8 a.m.

Group home for mentally challenged sparks neighborhood friction in South Boston

South Boston News
Plans call for this arts-and-crafts bungalow on Hodges Street in South Boston to be used as a group home for intellectually challenged adults. Its official says its residents just want a place to live quietly and learn life skills, but neighbors say they are afraid for their safety and that their property values will depreciate.
Neighbors of a planned group home for the mentally disabled on Hodges Street in South Boston say they’re concerned for their safety and their property values, but an official with the home says they have nothing to worry about.

Teenage cicadas emerge, looking for love

South Boston News
For 13 years they’ve been in the ground. Now, in the last few weeks of their lives, they’re emerging, creeping up trees and houses, shedding their exoskeletons – and searching for mates.

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