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Mecklenburg County elementary school upgrades on hold

Supervisors push back at $20 million request for outdated buildings

Former supervisor remembered as ‘true gentleman’

Tommy Brankley, ED-8 rep, dies at 85

Schools cope with new standards

Test scores no longer enough for approval

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Trustees meet tonight

The Halifax County School Board will meet Monday for their regular monthly session in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex, will recognize winners of several competitions.

SVHEC formalizes partnership with international institution

South Boston News
From left, first row, Dr. Paul Winistorfer (Dean, VT College of Natural Resources), Marion Coy (GMIT President), Dr. Betty Adams (SVHEC executive director). Second row, Dr. Bob Bush (VT College of Natural Resources), Dr. Patrick Tobin (GMIT-Letterfrack), Michael Haddon (GMIT Student Services), Dr. Dermot O'Donovan (GMIT-Letterfrack)
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) has joined with the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Letterfrack, Ireland. While the SVHEC has been working informally with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) Letterfrack campus for over a year, the MOU formalizes that partnership and opens the door to future collaborations and student and faculty exchanges.

Business of Art & Design students take a bite out of the Big Apple

South Boston News
March 3-7 found a group of Digital Art &Design and Product Design &Development high school dual enrollment and community college students taking a bite out of the Big Apple. The purpose of the trip was to study design, art, and creative careers. During their stay in New York City, students met with leaders in the design industry and toured several prestigious design focused institutions. In addition, students were placed into small teams to document the trip using audio, video, and photo techniques. “Everything we did was with an eye towards design,” said Business of Art & Design Coordinator Ben Capozzi.

Dixie Youth asks to stay at Halifax

South Boston News
DY REPS MEET WITH HALIFAX COUNCIL — Representatives of Halifax Dixie Youth met with Halifax Town Council yesterday to express their desire to continue using the Halifax Elementary ball field. Here League President Barry Moore outlines parts of the county that his Dixie Youth district covers. (SOMcL photo)
After receiving a request from Halifax Town Council to find a home elsewhere, Halifax Dixie Youth officials appeared before Council members Wednesday to make the case for keeping league activities at the Halifax Elementary ball field,

13.4 percent jobless rate in county

Halifax County’s unemployment rate climbed a new high of 13.4 percent in February, up half a percentage point from the January figure of 12.9 percent.

IDA wants $2.25 million for Riverstone power upgrade

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority is seeking $2.25 million in tobacco funds for electrical upgrades at Riverstone Technology Park to lure potential data centers to the site, say officials.

Suspect jailed after allegedly drawing gun on SBPD officer

A 21 year old South Boston man is being held at the Halifax Adult Detention Center without bond after he reportedly drew a handgun on a South Boston police officer and bit him several times. Omar Springs, who was taken into custody on Friday night, April 2 at approximately 10:30 p.m., has been charged with malicious wounding and with brandishing a firearm.

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