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South Hill veterans benefits office slated to close

Rent cited as site’s downfall


After years of preparation and with help of seven area rescue squads, VCU-CMH completes ‘flawless’ transfer of patients to new facility Saturday

Hospital improves grade on safety evaluation


Comets focus on Xs and Os





Halifax > Halifax Government> Town of Halifax

South Boston closes offices, announces holiday schedule

Summerfest hits Virglina

South Boston News
Clears skies and warm temperatures greeted the annual Virgilina Summerfest. Crowds jammed the streets for the parade and stuck around for the afternoon and evening activities. The Summerfest is the annual fund-raiser for the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department. (David Conner II photo)
Saturday’s Summerfest celebration in Virgilina turned out to be one of the best yet. “We were so lucky to have such a beautiful day,” said Lottie Nunn, who worked all day long at selling tickets for the South Boston Duck Day, as well as poppies for the local American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary chapter.

Type O negative blood donors needed

South Boston News
J. Richard Hazelwood, 20 gallon blood donor urges all eligible donors and new donors to come out on Monday, May 31 and donate your gift of life on Memorial Day. The Red Cross provides a special card that you may use to notify your honoree of your special gift. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up at the American Legion, Post 8 on Jeffress Blvd. in South Boston on Monday from 1-7 PM with a goal of 40 units. Monday’s bloodmobile is sponsored by Halifax Regional Hospital. For your donating convenience, the bloodmobile will also be set up on Tuesday, June 1 from noon-6 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Gym in Halifax with a goal of 35 units and is sponsored by Powell Funeral Home.

Soup kitchen reopens

The Missionary United Soup Kitchen has been a place of refuge for the hungry in Halifax County for quite some time. The soup kitchen located at 406 Traver Avenue in South Boston will celebrate another anniversary on Memorial Day. Three community agencies (Halifax United Way, Inc., Tri-County Community Action and Southside Community Services Board Developmental Training Center) are coming together with the help of some bighearted citizens to provide the elderly sector of this community with small repairs and or landscaping needs. As a kick off to the “Community Day” events the local soup kitchen which provides hot meals to so many elderly is first on the list.

Family to return for Lacks dedication

A sizeable turnout is expected in Clover Saturday for a Memorial Dedication Service in honor of Henrietta Pleasant-Lacks, whose life story and contributions to science are the subject of a best-selling book and, soon, an HBO movie.

Time for reflection

South Boston News
Danny Jackson
Danny Jackson is at peace now, working quietly in retirement on his Alton farm, far removed from the violence and carnage of the Vietnam War.

Pedestrian injured in hit and run

Virginia State Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which a pedestrian was injured on Wednesday morning.

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