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Mecklenburg supes give thumbs down to design, cost for school complex

The $113 mil price tag for a ‘basic’ design of Mecklenburg's proposed school complex for grades 6-12 is too much, supervisors say; school trustees says extra expense comes with U.S.…


Ricky Allgood, a concert and marching band institution in Virginia, looks ahead to retirement

Storytelling over war whoops

Pow wow’s first-ever femaie emcee brings new sensibility to Southern Virginia Indian Festival


Wenzel wins district tennis singles title





Halifax > Halifax Education

Mabel Barnes still beating the stuffin’ out of folks in bridge

South Boston News
STILL WINNING AT 95 — Mabel Barnes, shown with her daughter, Billie Isenberg, still plays bridge each week at the YMCA and is still winning.

Halifax police make two arrests

Pick-up slams into porch

Pair of thefts investigated

‘This is all about abuse, control … We suspected something, but we weren’t sure’

South Boston News
Wendy Weddle Riley and her daughter Abigail. (Photo courtesy The Floyd Press)
Wendy Weddle Riley, 23, held her young daughter in her arms and asked someone to take a picture “for Abigail”. It was a special occasion for three-year-old Abby and her mother. The family had gathered at Wendy’s grandparents’ – Richard and Carolyn Thomas’ – home in Floyd. They had chosen that location because they believed it would be safer for Wendy, who had just left her husband David, 29.

Special bloodmobile Monday at Mary Bethune

South Boston News
At a recent blood drive, first-time blood donor, Anthony Chafatelli joins Grandmother Ann McCormack and mother, Donna Chafatelli to become the third generation blood donor. The Halifax-Charlotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross encourages other young people and their families to become regular blood donors. Due to the critical level in supply of type O negative blood, a special Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up at the Mary Bethune gym on Monday, June 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. As the summer is here and historically, blood supply is low. The Red Cross will attempt to collect at least 20 units of lifesaving blood on Monday and will be collect all blood types. Eligibility requirements remain that the donor must be at least 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, have not donated blood in the past 56 days, and positive ID is required upon donation.

Body of 70-year-old fisherman found in pond

Authorities found the body of a 70 year old Nathalie man Wednesday night at 8:15 p.m. after he had gone missing during the day while fishing on a pond in the Cove community of Halifax County.

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