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South Boston man gets jail time on drug charges

Vernon Hill man dies in motorcycle crash

A Vernon Hill man was killed Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating slid off the gravel shoulder of State Route 360 and crashed.

Smoker tax runs into flak as South Boston puts off action

South Boston Town Council on Monday night put off action on a proposed 25 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after a number of speakers at a public hearing criticized the levy as…

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Comet senior outfielder named to second team

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Tobacco Commission OKs funds for uranium study

The Virginia Tobacco Commission approved up to $200,000 for a socioeconomic study of uranium mining and milling during its meeting Thursday at the Hotel Roanoke.

VCCS chancellor to speak to dual enrollment students

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Dr. Glenn Dubois
Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, will be the guest speaker at the Dual Enrollment Dinner of Southside Virginia Community College on May 13. The event will honor the highly motivated, exceptional students from local high schools who will graduate from SVCC before receiving their high school diplomas in 2010.

HCHS ACE team honors

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The 2009-10 Academic Competition Team recently held their final awards and banquet night. Team members receiving awards include, from left, first row, Dylan Lowery, Coaches' Award; Tony Landrum, Coaches' Award; Julia Simon, Ace of Aces; Holly Duffer, Coaches' Award; and Graham Bryant, Scholar Award. Second row, Laura Meeks, science and math coach; Joel Layne, Ace in Training: and Beth Layne, English and social studies coach. 

Livestock show winners

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Courtney Garland took top honors in the 52nd Annual Halifax County Junior Livestock Show and Sale with her Champion Steer during the Monday event held at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. Garland also took top honors in the Showmanship event. (Danny Lamberth photo)

Wireless broadband gets $18.9 mil boost

An $18.9 million federal stimulus grant awarded to Mecklenburg-based Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT) promises to make high-speed broadband access available to every business and residence in 15 counties in south central Virginia including Halifax.

Friendly Corner struck again

Armed robbers struck again at Friendly Corner Store Tuesday night, marking the second time in the past several weeks that the convenience store, located on Mountain Road west of Halifax, has been robbed.

Jobless rate dips below 13 percent

Halifax County’s jobless rate dipped moderately in March to 12.9 percent, down from February’s high of 13.5 percent.

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