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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Flowers, Shaffer win Bland Music Contest

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BEST OF BLAND — Bland Vocal Winner Caleb Anthony Flowers (far left), and Instrumental Winner Dominique Stratton Shaffer (far right) flank Instrumental Runner-up Dalton Eric Shaffer and Vocal Runner-up Mikeala Joy Skelton. The annual Lions Club music contest was held Friday night.
Caleb Anthony Flowers, a 13-year-old home-schooled soprano from Clover and Dominique Stratton Shaffer, 12-year-old home-schooled violinist from Vernon Hill, each took home $300 after winning the South Boston Lions Club’s Annual James Bland Memorial Music Contest on Friday night at The Prizery.

More drug indictments issued

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Bradshaw Woody, Glen M. Francis, Joey B. Allred Jr.
Last week the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force served indictments on several local residents. Twenty-eight year old Bradshaw Woody of South Boston was arrested and charged with three counts of distributing cocaine, one count of conspiring to distribute cocaine and two counts of gang participation. He was being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail on no bond.

Town Council to discuss long range plan, appointments

South Boston Town Council meets tonight for its regular monthly meeting.

Planners delay action on sweepstakes cafes

The South Boston Town Planners delayed action on two proposed Internet sweepstakes stores Wednesday night. In both cases, they cited a desire to see what legislation comes out of the General Assembly regarding Internet cafes; in one case they had concerns over sufficient parking.

The wins keep coming

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AN ELATED BUNCH — Blue Comet supporters of the girls varsity basketball team showed their enthusiasm for the 19th victory the team achieved Tuesday with their win over Franklin County. The Comets girls beat the Eagles to claim the Western Valley District title. Lady Comets sweep WVD (David Conner II photo)

Supes told to brace for $3.8 million budget shortfall

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday night received the bleak financial news that Halifax County faces a $3.8 million gap in the upcoming 2012 budget unless major spending cuts can be found.

Edmunds to run county fair

Following a lengthy closed session Monday, Halifax County supervisors awarded a contract for the operation of the 2011 Halifax County Fair to Del. James Edmunds.

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