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Preparations under way for 2010 Ducks on the Dan

South Boston News
Volunteers got together Monday evening to help with the annual Duck Cleansing in preparations for Saturday's Ducks on the Dan. The ducks are cleaned, old number scraped off and new numbers placed on the ducks for the annual duck race on Saturday. The pre-race activities will begin at 11 a.m. in Constitution Square and will continue until the 3 p.m. drop, after which the winning ducks will be announced. Activities will conclude at 5 p.m. Ducks for the race are available for adoption at Duck Adoption Headquarters (Duck Central) at 432 Main Street, South Boston. Ducks are also available for adoption online at http://www.ducksonthedan.com. Ducks on the Dan is sponsored by Destination Downtown South Boston. (David Conner II photo)

Seven earn Bates scholarships

South Boston News
Seven Halifax County High School graduates have been named recipients of the Dr. Jesse J. Bates Scholarship for 2010. The annual scholarship is awarded to high school graduates planning a career in health care. From left, Sherri Bee, senior manager of cardiovascular services and coordinator of the scholarship program, Danielle Crews, Jessica Bagbey, LaMar Holmes, Ashley Bowen, Java Gooden, Heather Ragsdale and Ashley Howerton.
Seven local high school graduates have been named recipients of Halifax Regional Health System’s 2010 Dr. Jesse J. Bates Scholarship. Named to honor the late Jesse J. Bates, M.D., the annual scholarship is awarded to local high school seniors planning to attend college to pursue a career in healthcare.

HRH participates in the Paternity Establishment Program

South Boston News
The Virginia Paternity Establishment Program is designed to help unmarried parents assure that the father’s name appears on the birth certificate. The process is easy, free of charge and important to the child. Pictured are the birth registrars who, at Halifax Regional Hospital, help parents complete the necessary paperwork. From left to right are Carol Pattarini, Sheila Francis and Ben Woosley.
The birth of a child is an exciting time for parents. But what if the parents are not married? The Virginia Paternity Establishment Program is designed to help unmarried parents assure that the father’s name appears on the birth certificate, and at Halifax Regional Hospital and other hospitals throughout the state, the procedure is important, simple and free.

Supes look to restore cuts

Halifax County supervisors are expected to make a final decision on the upcoming FY 2011 budget when they meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex.

GOP to pick 5th District nominee in Tuesday vote

The seven Republican candidates seeking their party’s nomination for the Fifth District Congressional race in November are making last-minute appeals to the voters leading up to tomorrow’s primary vote. The June 8 ballot is open to all voters as Virginia does not register voters by party.

Stimulus grant awarded for Bag Factory computer lab

The Halifax Educational Foundation has been awarded a $50,000 federal stimulus grant to help purchase furnishings and equipment for a computer lab in the Foundation’s new Research and Development Innovation Center currently under construction in South Boston, Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello announced Friday.

Pair of vehicle thefts investigated

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