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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

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Hurt makes swing through community

State Sen. Robert Hurt, the Republican candidate who is challenging Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello for the Fifth District Congressional seat this fall, will tour the community today to convene with officials, business people and local residents.

Group buys scale for animal shelter

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Top, Members of the local Humane Society yesterday presented Animal Control Officer Tom Moser with a new scale for the animal shelter. Making the presentation are society members Kathy Myers, Katherine Harris, Tommy and Shannon Sutton and Rosemary Ramsey with granddaughter Ramsey. In the back are County Administrator George Nester and Moser. Above, Ramsey Ferrigia — unlike some of the adults present — wasn't bashful about seeing how much she weighed as she tried out the new scale (SOMcL photo)
Halifax County’s animal shelter now has a new floor scale, thanks to the efforts of the local Humane Society.

After 31 years, Brown hailed on her retirement

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RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE — Tim Trent, Assistant Administrator for the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority presents Diane Brown with a plaque recognizing her service as a law enforcement officer over the past 31 years.
Halifax County’s first black field deputy looks back on long, illustrous career

White joins computer crimes advisory panel

Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim Slayton White has been named to serve on the Computer Crimes Advisory Committee of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science. The Commission was established by the 1997 General Assembly as a permanent legislative commission.

Police: HCMS traffic pattern working well

The new traffic pattern at Halifax County Middle School has worked out well these first few days of school, according to South Boston Police Chief Jim Binner.

Alton home broken into, items stolen

Sometime during the day on Monday someone broke into the home of Roderick Brown, 2242 Mason Chapel Road, Alton. They broke open a side door and stole a Remington shotgun and a WII game console. Lt. Seth Bowen of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department is the investigating officer.

Soldier’s descendents donate letter to SRBSP

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Janet Johnson, left, president of the Historic Staunton River Foundation, and J. Shane Newcombe, trustee honorably accept a donation of an original 1864 document of a “meeting of the employees of the Danville Arsenal (Capt. W. H. Otey’s Company)” from Leslie Carter of Shepherdstown, W. Va. and her father, Terence Carter of Irvington, not pictured. The Carters are lineal descendants of William Henry Dillon, an employee of the Danville Arsenal and private in Capt. W. Hayes Otey’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery. The document, donated to the Foundation, mentions the engagement of Staunton River Bridge and provides the names of two of the ten known Confederate fatalities during the Battle: William H. Dillon and Thomas H. Wilkerson.
On Monday, Aug. 2, delegates of the Historic Staunton River Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and preservation of the Staunton River Battlefield, met with Leslie Carter of Shepherdstown, W. Va. to accept a donation of an original document, the minutes of the Employees of the Danville Arsenal, dated 1864. These rare “minutes” from Capt. W. H. Otey’s Company taken on July 1, 1864 accentuated her great-great-great-grandfather, William Henry Dillon’s participation in the defense of the Staunton River Bridge.

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