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Halifax County churches hit by thieves during Sunday services

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several larcenies at places of worship throughout the county.

Fiber-to-the-home gains toehold in county

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has completed the initial stage of fiber-to-the-home internet service in Halifax County with the deployment of roughly 5.5 miles of fiber optic cable in the Clays Mill…

Halifax trustees tap members to work with supervisors on facilities plan


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Crystal Hill man injured on bush hog

Lowell “Jr.” Fallen of 3242 Newbill School Road, Crystal Hill, was injured late Monday evening as he was bush-hogging his field near the edge of the highway. According to reports, Fallen was thrown from the tractor, right at the highway ditchline, and partially run over by the bush-hog.

Alton motorist charged with DUI in wreck

Hurt trounces GOP primary field, will face Perriello in fall

South Boston News
Robert Hurt speaks to supporters Tuesday night in Danville's Institute during a victory celebration after winning the GOP nomination for the 5th Congressional seat currently held by Tom Perriello. (David Conner II photo)
State Senator Robert Hurt of Pittsylvania County handily beat six rivals for the Republican Fifth District congressional nomination in light primary voting yesterday.

Authority alleges fraud by landfill contractor

Preparations under way for 2010 Ducks on the Dan

South Boston News
Volunteers got together Monday evening to help with the annual Duck Cleansing in preparations for Saturday's Ducks on the Dan. The ducks are cleaned, old number scraped off and new numbers placed on the ducks for the annual duck race on Saturday. The pre-race activities will begin at 11 a.m. in Constitution Square and will continue until the 3 p.m. drop, after which the winning ducks will be announced. Activities will conclude at 5 p.m. Ducks for the race are available for adoption at Duck Adoption Headquarters (Duck Central) at 432 Main Street, South Boston. Ducks are also available for adoption online at http://www.ducksonthedan.com. Ducks on the Dan is sponsored by Destination Downtown South Boston. (David Conner II photo)

Seven earn Bates scholarships

South Boston News
Seven Halifax County High School graduates have been named recipients of the Dr. Jesse J. Bates Scholarship for 2010. The annual scholarship is awarded to high school graduates planning a career in health care. From left, Sherri Bee, senior manager of cardiovascular services and coordinator of the scholarship program, Danielle Crews, Jessica Bagbey, LaMar Holmes, Ashley Bowen, Java Gooden, Heather Ragsdale and Ashley Howerton.
Seven local high school graduates have been named recipients of Halifax Regional Health System’s 2010 Dr. Jesse J. Bates Scholarship. Named to honor the late Jesse J. Bates, M.D., the annual scholarship is awarded to local high school seniors planning to attend college to pursue a career in healthcare.

HRH participates in the Paternity Establishment Program

South Boston News
The Virginia Paternity Establishment Program is designed to help unmarried parents assure that the father’s name appears on the birth certificate. The process is easy, free of charge and important to the child. Pictured are the birth registrars who, at Halifax Regional Hospital, help parents complete the necessary paperwork. From left to right are Carol Pattarini, Sheila Francis and Ben Woosley.
The birth of a child is an exciting time for parents. But what if the parents are not married? The Virginia Paternity Establishment Program is designed to help unmarried parents assure that the father’s name appears on the birth certificate, and at Halifax Regional Hospital and other hospitals throughout the state, the procedure is important, simple and free.

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