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South Hill Elementary building gets new life as apartment project

Chase City wins grant for police body cams


Comets fall to 13-2 with Martinsville loss





Halifax South Boston

Town clerk recognized

Quacky away

South Boston News
Quacky is held back from joining his brethren in the Dan River by cruise sponsors Jennifer Ellington of Ellington Designs & Promotionals and Ryan Garrett of Edward D. Jones Investments For Mother's Day, give your mom a quack at winning a five-day cruise to the Bahamas, one of the many prizes available during the upcoming Ducks on the Dan. To adopt a duck in the third annual Ducks on the Dan Derby Duck Race to be held in South Boston on Saturday, June 12, you can adopt online at, call the Quackline at 1-877-80QUACK (78225) or 434-575-6246, come to 432 Main Street in Town Hall (look for the adopt-a-duck banner and flags), or look for adoption paper locations throughout South Boston. Buy your mom a duck - For the past two duck races, there have been some very excited winning mothers!

Virgilina Summerfest May 29

The 28th Annual Summerfest, by the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department, is coming soon. The event is scheduled for May 29 beginning at 11 a.m. with the parade followed by lunch, crafts, and entertainment throughout the day.

Heritage Fest draws record attendance

South Boston News
These youngsters were having a good time competing in the Kid’s Pedal Push competition during the Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival held at the Halifax County Fairgrounds this past weekend. (Danny Lamberth photo)
Ideal weather and hard work by dozens of volunteers led to record attendance at this weekend’s annual Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival. People came from all around to enjoy events over three days — including some tractor enthusiasts from as far away as Delaware and Pennsylvania, with others coming from New York.

Town offices on the ballot in Tuesday elections

Polls will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday for voters to cast their ballots in town elections. Three towns — South Boston, Halifax and Virgilina — are holding council or mayoral elections, with the only competition for seats found in Virgilina.

Halifax committees to convene

Working committees of the Town of Halifax will meet Wednesday morning in Town Hall to discuss several upcoming issues.

Blood drive Monday, Tuesday

South Boston News
Polly Ratcliff, long-time volunteer with the American Red Cross and a recepient of the Exceptional Volunteer Service Award urges those who are eligible to donate blood on Monday, May 3 at the American Legion, Post 8, Jeffress Blvd., South Boston from 1-7 p.m. Sponsor is Riverdale Auto Parts of South Boston and Ash Avenue WMU. On Tuesday, May 4, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up in the Mary Bethune, 2nd floor, Board of Supervisor’s meeting room, noon-6 p.m., sponsored by American Legion, Post 99 Auxilary. Blood Services reports an interesting note: In May of 2002, the Red Cross Bloodmobile collected 89 units at its South Boston location. Collections in 2010 number approximately 30-35 at each drive! Roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life! “Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.”

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