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South Boston town offices to close for Thanksgiving

Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…


Comets to build on last season’s success

Larry Epperly took an unselfish Comet boys basketball team to the Region 5-A North semifinals last season, after a 20-win season. The Comets ran into a reality check, losing by…





Halifax South Boston

Lt. Col. William Watkins memorialized with scholarship

South Boston News
Lt. Col. William R. Watkins III
Woodberry Forest creates fund in honor of South Boston airman killed in Iraq

South Boston Town Council meets tonight

South Boston Town Council will meet tonight. On its agenda are adoption of the proposed 2011-12 budget on second reading, adoption of the fee and tax-rate list and an amendment to the Town code to update the definition of illegal gambling as defined by the recent General Assembly session.

Bridges, sections of road closed for repairs

Henry’s Mill Road (State Route 698) will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, June 13, while the bridge over Sandy Creek is being rebuilt. The road will be closed for some 90 days while the work is being completed. Detour signs will be in place during the road’s closure.

Halifax County’s jobless rate falls to 9.1%

Unemployment in Halifax County dropped significantly in April to only 9.1 percent, down from the March rate of 9.9 percent. It was the second month that joblessness declined in the county.

Halifax County School Board meets tonight

Halifax County School trustees will conduct their regular June monthly meeting in the cafeteria of Halifax County Middle School tonight at 7 p.m.

Cyclists cruise for Congo awareness, make stop in Halifax County

South Boston News
These young cyclists, traveling from Florida to Maine to raise awareness about the plight of women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will meet the public when they come through the area on Tuesday. The community is invited to meet them during a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation at about 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Mountain Road in Halifax, where they will spend the night.
The public is invited to have a casual potluck dinner with, and listen to a presentation from, a group of young adults (ages 21-28) who are biking from Florida to Maine to raise funds and awareness about the vicious acts of war that have left women broken and children orphaned in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sure sign of Summer

South Boston News
Enjoying relief from the heat are, from left, Dalton Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Isaiah Holt of South Boston and Alexis and Taylor Pritchett of Ringgold. Splashing in cool water might feel good as temperatures have soared into the mid-90s recently. The wading pool is in Isaiah's backyard; he and his mother, Mindy Holt, last week bid goodbye to his father, Allen Holt, who is being sent to Iraq with the National Guard. Mrs. Holt said they hope tokeep in touch by Skyping over the Internet.

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