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Fire chiefs make case to raise taxes for hard pressed departments

Calls may come into one of the county’s 12 volunteer fire departments reporting a blaze. But if there’s no one available to drive the fire truck, that’s a problem.

Police urge caution with prom coming up Saturday

Vending machines hit by vandals Tuesday


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Peters takes Showdown win

Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race.

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Halifax Council goes over project list, anti-mining effort

Halifax Town Council, with new member Terrie Lantor attending her first session, met for some four hours yesterday, as they discussed plans for the Town’s future.

Radar picks up funnel clouds

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee brought much-need rain on Monday night and Tuesday, but also two funnel clouds and all-day tornado and flash-flood watches.

North Halifax firemen host day of music and fun

The fun begins at the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Saturday with an invocation by Steve Moore at 10:45 a.m. followed by Cecil Hazelwood singing the National Anthem.

Mostly a quiet holiday weekend for State Police

Virginia State Police reported few holiday traffic mishaps, except for two on Saturday. At 12:09 a.m. the 2005 Lincoln Town car operated by 64 year old Elizabeth Dyer of South Boston ran off the road twice and hit an embankment.

‘We won’t forget’

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Cyclists with the Brotherhood Ride head through South Boston Saturday morning on their way to Farmville, the next stop in their 22-day ride to New York City for the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (David Conner II photo)
The Brotherhood Ride, a group of cyclists made up of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel, arrived at the South Boston Fire Department auxiliary facility on Friday bound for New York City and the Sept. 11 tenth anniversary.

At attention

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The American Flag is reflected in the helmet of a member of the HCHS JROTC Honor Guard during the playing of the National Anthem Friday at the home varsity football opener for the Comets. See Sports, B1, for details. (David Conner II photo)

Halifax County unemployment state’s tenth highest

Halifax County ranked tenth in the state in having the highest unemployment rate during the month of July, according to figures just released from the Virginia Employment Commission.

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