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Halifax prepares budget for vote

$100 mil cost cap for proposed Mecklenburg County school complex is elusive goal

After scaling back building’s scope, construction budget still comes up millions short

Let’s go relay


Coach of the year





Halifax South Boston

Comer promoted at HPD

South Boston News
Officer Stuart M. Comer of the Halifax Police Department has been promoted to the rank of Corporal effective July 1. Comer has been with the department since 2004 and has 15 years of experience as a police officer. With Comer are Carl Espy, left, town manager, and Halifax Police Chief David E. Martin. (Photo by D. D. Irby)

Boys and girls of Summer

South Boston News
Courtney Claiborne of the Halifax National Angels gets ready to play in recent Dixie Softball action at the Bethune Complex. The postseason for Dixie softball is well under way, with three divisions still playing in Halifax last night. Softball district tournament action continues tonight. The Dixie Majors sub-district tournament kicks off Friday night at Halifax County South. (David Conner II photo)


You can take the “regional” out of the Halifax County-South Boston Regional Library System. Along with the name change, the system will have to make do with $19,000 less in the budget as the new fiscal year kicks in today.

Stabbing victim dies, more charges pending for suspect

South Boston News
Quincy Polk
A 26 year old man who was stabbed at Westside Village Apartments late Saturday night died at Duke University Hospital on Tuesday from injuries he received in the altercation. The assailant could face additional criminal counts after initially being charged with malicious wounding.

Scottsburg comes alive for July 4th

Oil spill on Dan River cleaned up

A Danville firm, W. L. Construction Company, has been identified as the party responsible for an oil spill on the Dan River that occurred late Monday.

Halifax county trustees mull scope of efficiency study

Halifax County School Board trustees devoted most of their meeting Monday night to the proposed scope and goals of a school efficiency study in a discussion with John Ringer of the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget (DPB), who would oversee the review. Trustees took no action on moving forward with the study, choosing instead to put the matter on the agenda for their upcoming July 12 meeting.

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