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Halifax County IDA hears about foundation’s work

Annie Sullivan, again

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Passenger in pick-up injured

A 19 year old passenger in a pick-up truck was injured and transported for treatment early Tuesday morning after the driver of the 2004 Ford F150 ran off the right side of State Route 614, about two-tenths mile south of State Route 651.

Highway safety better over holiday

Virginia’s highways proved to be considerably safer over the 2010 Labor Day weekend than in 2009. Last year over the holiday weekend 14 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in Virginia. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, through midnight Monday, Sept. 6, preliminary reports indicate eight people died in six traffic crashes statewide. Troopers responded to a total of 378 traffic crashes; 141 fewer than the 2009 Labor Day holiday weekend.

Stage grant, fees up for debate

Halifax County Supervisors have three public hearings on the agenda for their meeting Tuesday — a day late due to the Labor Day holiday — with the proceedings slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Lief to step down as VIR general manager

Josh Lief, general manager at Virginia International Raceway since 2006, announced Saturday that he will be stepping down at the end of the year, although Lief said he would remain with VIR as a senior advisor “for the foreseeable future.”

Restaurant tops in Main Street contest

South Boston's BISTRO 1888 has been voted as a top “Downtown Dining Destination” by the Virginia Main Street program, part of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

County jobless rate jumps to 12.7 percent in July

Despite the fact that Halifax County’s civilian labor force shrank by 723 members from the June 16,715 membership to 15,912 in July, the county’s jobless rate rose by eight-tenths of one percent during that period. The unemployed rate in July hit 12.7 versus the June rate of 11.9 as 2,015 residents looked for work in July as compared with only 1,989 in June.

Sinai receives $600,000 grant for after school/summer programs

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Sinai Elementary School Principal Mike Wilborne, surrounded by teachers and School Superintendent Paul Stapleton and Elementary Supervisor Linda Owen, stood on his head after announcing that the school received a three-year grant in the amount of $600,000 to fund after-school summer school and special programs. (SOMcL photo)
Sinai Elementary School Principal Mike Wilborne was so excited about his big news on Thursday that he literally stood on his head.

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