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Belk buyers stress desire to build on its traditions

Charlotte, N.C. retailer with local store – and historic South Boston ties – sells to private equity firm for $3 bill

Cancer Association moves to new Halifax office

Main Street location acquired with the help of late anonymous patient

Scam callers demand bill pay for power


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Comets dominate in season opener

Halifax County High School varsity football enjoyed some positives from its season opening, 38-18 win over Patrick County.

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Dr. Mano Talaiver earns Computational Science Teacher Leader award

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Dr. Manorama (Mano) Talaiver, director of Longwood's Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices in South Boston, recently received the Computational Science Teacher Leader Award for K-12 Outreach.
Dr. Manorama (Mano) Talaiver, director of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP), received the Computational Science Teacher Leader Award for K-12 Outreach on Nov. 15 at the Supercomputing Conference in Seattle.

Halifax Regional to light trees for community Dec. 1

HRHS will hold their Trees of Light event this Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Healing Garden on the hospital campus. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with caroling by the cast of The Prizery’s “A Christmas Carol.” Apple cider and hot chocolate will be served.

Red, White and Blue smiles

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Joanie Price, left, shares one of the many pieces of memorabilia from her father’s time in the Army as she visits with Halifax Regional Hospice nurse Adrienne Chesbro, RN, CHPN. The blankets that cover each woman’s lap are two of the many being created by Price for veterans in Halifax Regional Hospice. Price began making the blankets after Chesbro presented one to Price’s father, a Halifax Regional Hospice patient who passed away in May 2009.
Little things mean a lot and it’s a concept Halifax Regional Hospice puts into practice each day.

HCHS FFA poinsettia sale under way

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The Halifax County High School FFA annual Poinsettia Sale begins Nov. 28 in the Horticulture Shop and Greenhouse located behind the Halifax County High School’s vocatioal wing. Customers are welcome during school hours from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Poinsettias will be sold for $5.99 each. However volume discounts are available for customers purchasing five or more poinsettias at a time. Supplies are limited, the poinsettias are sold first come first serve. For more information contact Jonathan Chandler at 575-2055 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). This year the students grew four wonderful varieties, three beautiful reds and one eye catching white. Each poinsettia comes wrapped in florist foil and tied with a handmade red satin bow.

Shot Down

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Neighbors of the planned National Weapons and Tactical Training Center Inc. turned out in droves to protest a conditional use permit for a 95-acre tract in Nathalie. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended denial of the permit, and the center’s backers have said they will not pursue the project in Halifax County.
Weapons center looks elsewhere after planners reject idea

Pawn shops, outdoor furnaces on South Boston Council agenda

South Boston Town Council meets today in a work session at 5:45 p.m. at its chambers on Yancey Street.

So Bo police respond to Friday mishap

South Boston Police reported only one crash during the holiday weekend, occurring around midday Friday.

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