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Veterans Day Parade Nov. 8

A season of transformation

It’s some play

Great stories cannot exist without great narration. A good narrator moves the plot along and clarifies details for the reader. The same is true when a story is brought to…


Patrick County spoils Senior Night

Patrick County spoiled the Senior Night celebration for Comet volleyball, downing Halifax County High School three sets to two.





Halifax > Halifax Education

A rocky road back

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A MONTH AFTER THE TWISTER — Abner and Paula Talley, with his elderly mother, Lestia Talley, who suffers from dementia, have combined two households into one. There’s a roof over their heads, but they still have needs.
Two red-dirt rectangles are all that remain of where Abner and Paula Talley and his mother, Lestia Talley, lived in side-by-side single-wides before a tornado demolished them a little over a month ago.

Stormy skies = sweaty palms

It’s been about a month since spring storms began rampaging Halifax County. Here’s a look at how some other victims are coping with jangled nerves and loss of life and property:

Tuesday storms inflict damage, cut off power in Halifax County

A powerful thunderstorm roared through Halifax County Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to more than 1,000 customers and knocking down trees and blocking roads.

Halifax County High School names allstars

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Halifax County High School held its annual Allstar Reception Monday night to honor outstanding students from the school year. Top, earning Four Time Allstar honors include, are, from left, Lewis E. Ashworth, Travis M. Collier, Walter D. Conner III, Sandi L. Francis, Emily P. Marshall, Rebekah J. Slabach, and, back row, Julius H. Reese III and Russell H. Thurston. Middle, named Three Times Allstar include, Amanda T. Bailey, Matthew Ballou, Brian W. Brooks, Rachel K. Hudson, Elizabeth E. Leggett, Ian E. Lott. Not pictured Jessie T. Glass, Renita D. Hatcher, Sarah K. Hoppe, Mikeala J. Skelton, Alexandra N. Smithnosky, Jillian R. Trickey and Kevin J. White Jr. Above, all the Allstars. (David Conner II photos)
Eight members of the graduating Class of 2011 were named Four Time All Stars 2011 on Monday night during a special banquet held at Halifax County High School. The event highlights the outstanding achievements of students, in academics, athletics, social and civic activities.

Halifax County Chamber to sponsor workshop on running for public office

Citizens who are or may be interested in running for public office are encouraged to attend an upcoming workshop on “How to Run for Public Office”. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center – Hope Classroom from 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Halifax County gets competitive state senate race

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Roscoe Reynolds, left, and Bill Stanley
Incumbent senators battle for seat in newly redrawn 20th

Halifax County IDA refinances $3 million Riverstone loan

Members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) passed a motion accepting the commitment terms of a $3 million loan which will be used to refinance an earlier loan to over the cost of Riverstone Technology Building One. The loan will be made with Carter Bank and will also pay off an earlier $400,000 note to Halifax County Supervisors.

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