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Halifax County native receives honor

SVHEC reading bench to be dedicated in memory of Hank Bruining

The public is invited to attend the dedication of a reading bench, honoring the late Hank Bruining on Friday, at 3 p.m. at the SVHEC Innovation Center, outside the Welding…

Alton woman is third highway fatality this year in Halifax


Lady Comets rout Tunstall 15-1





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Paws in the Park Oct. 22

South Boston News
Dr. Tessie O’Truitt with Bond and Dr. Terrance Truitt with Molly
This event sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Halifax County was previously scheduled to be held this past May but was postponed because of the destruction to the park by the April tornados.

Longwood to welcome largest freshman class ever

The freshman class is expected to number approximately 1,090, an 8 percent increase over last year’s freshman class (1,008) and a 4 percent increase over the largest previous class, in 2008, which totaled 1,053. The size of the freshman class is even more impressive considering that the number of freshmen who were accepted was down 5 percent compared to last year. Also noteworthy is the 12 percent increase in males in this year’s freshman class.

Halifax County High School band camp opens

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With band director Stephen Harmon in place, the Halifax County High School marching band opened band camp Monday in preparation for the fall football/parade season. Band camp will continue this week. (David Conner II photos)

Slowdown costs handful of jobs at Sunshine Mills

Sunshine Mills in Halifax has laid off a handful of employees in response to a seasonal slowdown that company CEO Alan Bostick says usually rights itself in September.

Smoke of a distant fire

South Boston News
Some 6,000 acres are now burning in the Great Dismal Swamp. Changes in wind direction carried the smoke across Halifax County on Friday, prompting dozens of calls to fire stations and government offices from curious — and alarmed — citizens. The swamp is about 150 east of South Boston. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)
Smoke from a more than 5,000-acre brush fire in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp — about 150 miles east — caught Halifax County residents by surprise on Friday as fire departments and other offices fielded calls from worried citizens.

Wanted: trustees candidate in ED-7

South Boston News
Roy Mitchell
Roy Mitchell, who was seeking a seat on the Halifax County School Board in ED-7, has withdrawn from the election.

Halifax County not alone in failing AYP

Halifax County landed among the majority of state schools and school divisions that failed to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) during the past school year.

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