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South Boston man gets jail time on drug charges

Vernon Hill man dies in motorcycle crash

A Vernon Hill man was killed Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating slid off the gravel shoulder of State Route 360 and crashed.

Smoker tax runs into flak as South Boston puts off action

South Boston Town Council on Monday night put off action on a proposed 25 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after a number of speakers at a public hearing criticized the levy as…

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Moore earns all-state baseball honors

Comet senior outfielder named to second team

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South Boston planners move towards changes in property zoning

The South Boston Planning Commission on Wednesday evening recommended that a public hearing be held at their April meeting on a request to change the zoning of properties — from Seymour Drive to the railroad track from B-2 general business to B-4 general business which includes light industrial use.

BROOKS FUNERAL HOME BOWS OUT

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Brooks Funeral Home at the corner of Seymour and Main in South Boston. The closing was announced Wednesday by owner Kathy Comer, great-granddaughter of the company’s founder.
Funeral home to close for business at end of March; part of downtown since 1935

Spring break stays intact

Despite lost days with winter weather, Halifax County school division won’t have to give up April reprieve

Halifax County supes look to adjust tax rate with drop in property values

If enacted, the new rate of 46 cents per $100 in value would bring in roughly the same amount of revenue as the current rate of 45 cents.

Halifax budget rises, but tax rates stay same

Most of the change comes from a VDOT grant for the Banister River Gateway Project. In addition to the grant funding, the town anticipates slightly higher revenues from law enforcement funds, fire funds, personal property taxes, the meals tax and business license fees.

Carrington to retire at library

Following concerns that were raised at last month’s meeting about whether or not to allow drinks in the library, it was decided that drinks with lids or caps might be brought in, but would not be allowed near any computers or electronics

Soutb Boston sets emergency protocol

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