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Bonuses sought for Halifax County school staff

Halifax County school employees may be in line for pay bonuses very soon under a recommendation that Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton will make to School Board members tonight. The School Board is slated to hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Complex second floor room.

A buyer, but not a guarantee for home

South Boston News
First Presbyterian Church has agreed to purchase the home owned by Chad Elliott of South Boston, referred to by preservationists as the Lawson-Johnston house.
The congregation of First Presbyterian Church in South Boston has agreed to purchase one of the town’s oldest homes next door, raising the question of what lies ahead for the stately Queen Anne structure on North Main Street.

Marathon rakes in $30,000 for NHVFD

South Boston News
Four year olds Alayma Newby and Savannah Compton were having lots of fun at the annual Marathon at North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department.
The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Marathon on Saturday was a big success, raising over $30,000 (expenses still have to be paid from that amount). According to Fire Chief Ronnie Waller, the Ladies Auxiliary raised some $19,300 on the sale of food and quilt raffle tickets. Donations reached $11,500.

$10,000 pledge boosts Steinway Project at The Prizery

South Boston News
BIG CHALLENGE — Ann and Sterling Edmunds pose with members of the Steinway Committee on August 31 after announcing they will donate $10,000 to the Steinway Fund if the public matches that amount in gifts by December 25 of this year. They are also encouraging those who knew and admired Kenneth Cranford to designate their gift as a memorial so that the piano can be named for him. The Edmunds, lifelong residents of Halifax, have supported The Prizery since its inception. Standing with the Edmunds (third and fourth from the left), are Dr. Major Wray, Frances Harrrell, Lucia Malon, Mike Rowe and Mickey Thomas.
The campaign to purchase a Steinway concert grand piano for The Prizery received a major boost Friday with the announcement of a $10,000 pledge by Ann and Sterling Edmunds of Halifax, lifelong residents of the town and ardent supporters of The Prizery.

Ray featured artist at Third Thursday event

South Boston News
Carol Ray
Carol Ray is the featured artist at The Parsons Bruce Art Gallery at Third Thursday this Thursday, Sept. 16 from 5:30-8:30 pm.

South Boston reviews future needs, goals at Retreat

South Boston Town Council members and department heads spent nearly 12 hours during their annual retreat over the weekend discussing the Town’s Strategic Goals and Objectives for 2010-2011.

Deputy, canine injured in wreck

A Halifax County Deputy Sheriff and his tracking canine were injured Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Charlotte County.

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