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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

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

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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

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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.

Schools bid farewell to 52 retirees

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Halifax County Public School retirees were honored Monday during a reception at Halifax County Middle School.
Fifty-two retirees of the Halifax County Public School system were honored with a reception on Monday afternoon in the cafeteria of Halifax County Middle School. “There is no way we can estimate the years of service and the dedication to the children of this county that you have provided,” said Deputy School Superintendent of Schools Larry Clark who read the names of the honorees.

Principals to seek efficiencies within

School trustees voted Monday night to give Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph the go-ahead to begin an internal, school-by-school efficiency study along with other principals.

A Banner Day

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The professional cast and crew of "Dames at Sea" and the other two musicals in The Prizery's Summer Theatre Celebration pose beneath one of the new fabric banners hanging in both South Boston and Halifax. The red-white-and-blue banners both promote The Prizery's professional summer season and beautify the Historic Downtown Districts. The family-friendly, rollicking "Dames at Sea" opens next Thursday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chastain Theatre, coinciding with the opening in the Cage Art Gallery of Karen Shelton's works. A light reception kicks off the special evening. For tickets (children's tickets start at $5; seniors‚ at $11 and adults‚ at $12) or a season schedule, call (434) 572-8339 or visit http://www.prizery.com.

South Boston approves budget, backs full pension share payments

South Boston Town Council Monday night appointed a three member board of viewers to study a request to close off a 0.75 acre portion of the Hamilton/College Street right-of-way following a public hearing during which no one commented on the request.

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