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Virginia Tourism, Halifax hold open house for downtown ideas

Squad hails achievements, but warns of trouble

Rescue work hampered by volunteer, paid staff shortage

Hite to lead elementary programming


Boys tennis earns state tourney berth

Comets win region semifinals over Brooke Point, advance to finals






$5 million Tobacco Commission grant to fund Dominion Virginia Power solar power facility

The $35-million integrated solar and advanced energy storage facility is expected to begin operating in 2012, pending regulatory approvals. The company plans to ask the Virginia State Corporation Commission for approval in 2011.

Apparent gun accident claims life of Halifax civic leader

Sandy Mosby, a pillar of the Halifax community and volunteer for causes including Habitat for Humanity and the local prison ministries program, died overnight after an apparent gun accident Sunday.

Obama praises Perriello, Hurt fires back as race draws to a close nears

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President Barack Obama joins Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello in Charlottesville for a rally Friday night that drew 10,000 people. (Tom McLaughlin photo)
President Obama flew in to Charlottesville Friday night to rally support for endangered Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello as both major party candidates in the Fifth District congressional election made their closing arguments prior to Tuesday’s vote.

Wood-fired plant up for DEQ review

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a Nov. 22 public hearing on a long-dormant wood-burning power plant that backers intend to build on the outskirts of South Boston.

Funding unlikely for portable stage

Supervisors earlier asked USDA Rural Development for a grant to cover the estimated $200,000 cost of the project. Rural Development earlier indicated it might fund up to 55 percent of the total cost. Supervisors then decided to seek the remaining 45 percent from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

Police stay busy investigating larceny reports

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Department is busy investigating a number of incidents and larcenies which have taken place over the past several days.

Church is scene of novel crime

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Rev. Dr. Curt Finch
Former First Baptist pastor pens new book with dash of local flavor

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