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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





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Equipment stolen at Vernon Hill farm

BHK makes donation to WoodLINKS program

South Boston News
From left, Dr. Betty H. Adams, Audra Webb, sales administrator for BHK, and Clint Johnson, WoodLINKS/Product Design & Development instructor.
BHK of America recently made a donation to assist the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s WoodLINKS students with expenses as they travel to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the International Woodworkers Fair (IWF) student competition. BHK manufactures ready to assemble drawer systems and drawer components at its South Boston facility.

Make-up of uranium study panel scrutinized

The makeup of the National Academy of Sciences uranium study panel — criticized by mining opponents as stacked in favor of the industry — has attracted the scrutiny of two river basin organizations who say the selections should be reviewed.

Virginia prevails on Kerr water allocation

Virginia’s vision of how to allocate the water in Kerr Reservoir prevailed over North Carolina’s on Wednesday when the Roanoke River Basin Association Bi-State Commission met in Clarksville.

Hurt, Perriello campaigns heating up in Fifth District

South Boston News
AT THURSDAY’S TOWN HALL MEETING — Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello listened to questions posed by Tom Hundley about water-sewer rates at a town hall meeting Thursday at The Prizery. The congressman also talked with other participants about jobs, the recently enacted federal health care law and veterans services. (SOMcL photo)
More than two weeks before Labor Day — the unofficial kickoff to the general election campaign season — both 5th District major party candidates’ campaigns have already begun to take shape.

Blaze levels home, sends occupant to hospital

South Boston firefighters responded Saturday morning to a house fire at 207 Leigh Street that sent the occupant of the home to the local emergency room for treatment.

HCSA mulls rate hike with plant expansion

The Halifax County Service Authority (HSCA) is considering the size of a rate increase that must go into effect by January 2011 in order for the authority to meet the requirements of USDA Rural Development financing for improvements to the local wastewater treatment plant.

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