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Boydton Council honors star wrestler

Cometbots earn trip to Worlds

Team leaves for Detroit April 23. Funds being raised to finance trip


Comets sweep South Carolina trip





Halifax > Halifax Government

First Lady visits VIR for a taste of life in the fast lane

South Boston News
FIRST LADY AT VIR — Maureen McDonnell, the wife of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, took some hot laps at Virginia International Raceway. She is shown facing the camera at right, riding with VIR managing partner Connie Nyholm. (Randy Holmes photo)
Virginia’s first lady came to Virginia International Raceway to run in some very fast company Monday afternoon.

Two crashes in Virgilina investigated

National Tobacco Ball returns to Prizery

South Boston News
The Halifax County Historical Society is sponsoring the return of the National Tobacco Ball on Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.—dinner and dancing (black-tie optional) to “big” band (18-piece) music of the 30s and 40s. Vintage clothing is encouraged.

Pre-K art classes raising money for supplies

South Boston News
A public-school student in last year’s Pre-K Arts Academy wields her paintbrush over extra-large paper. The program, which immerses four-year-olds in the fine arts, needs funds to replenish its consumable supplies like paint, paper and clay.
Busy little hands go through lots of consumables in a school year: white glue (almost three gallons), tissue paper (sheet upon sheet), paint (more than you can imagine), modeling clay (by the case). The Prizery Pre-K Arts Academy, the unique program for four-year-olds operated for Halifax County Public Schools, is fund-raising for its materials budget.

Virginians need to prepare for Hurricane Earl

Virginians need to prepare now for Hurricane Earl, which is forecasted to be a Category 3 or 4 hurricane as it approaches Virginia’s coast later this week.


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Top, Bright Meadows Vineyards brought fine wines to the Friday Night Jam in Halifax as Shirley and Boyd Archer worked the crowd. Middle, Vendors were out in force with strawberries, crafts and herbs as people attending the event enjoyed a variety of musical entertainment. Above, Halifax councilman Tommy Reagan enjoyed the pop corn. It was the second Friday night event of its kind for the Town of Halifax.

Trustees consider new review option by superintendents group

Halifax County School Board members on Friday afternoon weighed a new option for a school efficiency study — a low-cost route for assessing education programs and procedures that proponents pitched as an “educational services review.”

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