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Tattoo parlor permit tops South Boston council agenda

Halifax County High School placed on lockdown after social media threat surfaces

Shortly before noon on Friday, the South Boston Police Department was notified about the possible existence of a social media video indicating a student at Halifax County High School was…

Speakers unload on supes: ‘You should listen’

Frustrations boil over as Halifax County courthouse renovation draws nearer

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New afternoon pickup route begins today at HCMS

Prizery summer musicals spurred commerce, travel, spending

The Prizery’s inaugural Summer Theatre Celebration was more than three lively, professional musicals that left you whistling for days. It was potentially the start of an economy-revving, destination-making, people-employing annual summer tradition. The plays created 28 new temporary jobs (four to local folks), expanded the hours of The Prizery’s existing hourly employees, put money in the community and attracted a surprising percentage of ticket-buyers from outside Halifax County. In addition, some local businesses reported an uptick in sales that they attribute directly to the performances.

Almost ready to head back to school

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Halifax County Middle School Tuesday afternoon welcomed hundreds of students, parents and guests to Open House, where one of the major items of business was paying program fees. Both HCMS and Halifax County High School held open house on Tuesday. The elementary schools will hold open houses this afternoon to get ready for the opening of schools Monday morning. (David Conner II photo)
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Halifax to request speed limit reduction on Mountain Road

The Town of Halifax will ask the Virginia Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on Mountain Road from the current 35 mph to 25 mph, proposing that the lower speed limit apply beginning at the intersection with Canterbury Drive and extending westward to the intersection of Ball Park Loop.

Three schools fall short of federal AYP standard

The three largest schools in Halifax County failed to make passing grades in annual AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) testing during the past school year. Halifax County High School, Halifax County Middle School and South Boston Elementary all fell short of the national standard for measuring educational progress.

South Boston throws support behind proposed visitors center

South Boston Town Council on Monday night voted to support the county Tourism Office’s application to the Virginia Tobacco Commission for $498,000 to establish a new Visitors Center on U.S. 58. Council also pledged $53,500 annually to support the operations of the new center, which is projected to increase tourism spending in Halifax County by at least six percent annually.

Virgilina break-in investigated

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