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Ramping up for solar jobs

SVCC starts worker training program in anticipation of big demand for installer positions

Mecklenburg trustees take look at shorter school day

Proposal calls for shaving minutes off daily schedule

Brewery makes plans to move to lakefront

Clarksville’s hometown craft brewery is moving to a lakeside location, with a planned opening in summer 2019.

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Post 8 scrappy, with solid offense, pitching

Defensive miscues prove costly, but team able to get over shortcomings

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Halifax

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.

Prospects for library budget uncertain

Halifax County Library board members delayed taking action on a budget for the coming year on Tuesday after Library Director Rhonda Griffin advised that she is still not sure just how much the library system will receive in state funds for the coming year. However, Griffin said she fears the state reductions, along with local cuts, may total between $20,000 to $25,000.

South Boston seeks funding for Landfill to Energy Project

South Boston Town Council is seeking a $131,085 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to support the town’s Landfill to Gas Energy Project.

Sex offender gets 20 years

Alexander Addison Chesbro, age 25 years old, entered guilty pleas to four counts of the illegal solicitation for sex of one believed to be less than 15 years of age, in violation of Virginia Code §18.2-374.2. He will serve an active sentence of 20 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.

USPS mail carriers food drive Saturday

South Boston News
The mail carriers annual food drive will take place on Saturday, May 8. Please leave your nonperishable food items at your mail box for pick-up by your mail carrier. If you cannot be available on that date, just drop your donations off at your local post office or talk to your carrier for an allternate date. All contributions will be delivered to The Good Samaritan, located at First Baptist Church on 815 North Main St. in South Boston. Any questions? Call Danny Moorefield (Food Drive Coordinator) at 572-3775 or 579-1766, or Worth Hudson (Good Samaritan) at 572-9242 or 585-2479. From left, first row, Rural Carrier Thomas Lefebvre; Rural Carrier Hope Keatts; City Carrier Rita Osborne. Second row, Rural Carrier Heather O’Quinn; Rural Carrier Karen Cole; City Carrier Kim Hardy; Rural Carrier Assistant Supervisor Lisa Lloyd; City Carrier Danny Moorefield - Food Drive Coordinator for Halifax County; Postmaster Pat Honeycutt; Sales Associate Rita Griles; Rural Carrier Phil Saunders; City Carrier David Katzenberger.

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