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SRSP to close for controlled deer hunt

Staunton River State Park will be closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 3 - 4. On those days, the park will be conducting a managed deer hunt for individuals who have made prior reservations. The park will resume normal operations on Friday, Nov. 5. You may contact the park office at (434) 572-4623 for more information.

Contested account

South Boston News
Family members say Carlton and Ruby Lacks of Clover, now deceased, were inaccurately depicted in the bestselling, widely acclaimed book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The author, Rebecca Skloot, stands by her reporting, but has agreed to one correction.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” — a bestselling non-fiction book about a Clover woman whose cancer cells revolutionized modern medicine and research — has upset two local sisters who say their parents were inaccurately and unfairly portrayed.

Storm cuts violent path

South Boston News
Strong winds crumpled this shed near Buffalo Junction.
Areas in the eastern part of Halifax County suffered significant damage from a fast-moving storm that toppled trees and felled utility lines early Wednesday morning. Two injuries were also attributed to the storm, one requiring hospitalization at UNC Hospital.

Just in time for Halloween, a ghost hunt at Berry Hill

South Boston News
Halloween banishes summer to a coffin and creeps past fall into the undead silence of night. October devalues the light, and the colors of life change to the crisp, blood thirsty colors of autumn demise.

Library gains use of county van for bookmobile visits

Library directors on Tuesday afternoon got the good news that Halifax County has a van that it is willing to provide to the library for its exclusive use. “This is just great news,” said board chairman Lisa Crews, noting that the board has been agonizing over the lack of a vehicle to transport books to shut-ins and those unable to get into one of the local libraries.

Backhoe vandalized at former G-P site

A subcontractor working for Dominion Power had left his Caterpillar backhoe parked on the old Georgia Pacific property, located at the end of Plywood Trail in South Boston Oct. 19.

Thompson resigns Council seat after taking N.C. post

South Boston Council members, meeting for their monthly committee session, learned of the formal announcement that fellow Council member Sandra Thompson is resigning her position. In a letter dated Oct. 18, Thompson informed Mayor Carroll Thackston of her decision, which she attributes to the fact that she has accepted a position in North Carolina and will be living there during the week.

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