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Thomas Day’s legacy explored in Jan. 9 talk by musuem curator

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The staircase at Oak Tree Tavern (South Bend) at VIR, designed by Thomas Day.
The Halifax County Historical Society will sponsor a lecture on the legacy of famed furniture maker Thomas Day on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in the theater at The Prizery. The speaker, Maria Shevzov, will give a talk on: “A Lot of Superior Furniture: Cabinetmaker, entrepreneur and free man of color Thomas Day, 1801-1860.” The lecture by Shevzov, acting curator of decorative arts for the North Carolina Museum of History, is free to the public.

Burton to handle Daystrom work

The J. E. Burton Construction Company came in with the low bid and will be the contractor for renovations to the Daystrom building in the Sinai area, which was recently purchased by the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

Sheriff decries budget cuts to office

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, in conjunction with Halifax County Sheriff Stanley L. Noblin and other local sheriffs, is responding with opposition to the budget proposal made by Gov. Bob McDonnell that calls for the payment by sheriffs and staff of five percent on their retirement, provided that the locality grants a three percent salary increase. The plan will ultimately decrease the take home pay of the already underfunded deputy sheriffs and support staff, and reduce the public safety budget for sheriffs by $13.4 million.

Schools may face another big loss

After dodging a bullet last time, Halifax County faces the renewed prospect of losing up to $1.5 million in state education funds under a budget amendment offered earlier this month by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Brittany, economy rule the headlines

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Work under way on NOVI project

Work has begun on the NOVI power plant site located off Plywood Road in South Boston at the site of the former Georgia Pacific plant.

Fitzgerald won’t seek chair

William I. Fitzgerald, who serves as chairman of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to the position he has filled for the past seven years.

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