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Virus outbreak strikes school central office

School Board meeting pushed back to Oct. 26 as administration gets handle on number of employees infected with COVID-19


Patron saint of the performing arts retires from Prizery spotlight


Duffer to take game to Concord

Comet catcher commits to join Mountain Lions after graduation





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Anderson charged with distributing child porn

A Halifax County man was arrested last weekend by State Police BCI Special Agent Dale Sturdivant and charged with one count of possession and distribution of items containing child pornography. Thomas Dale Anderson, 41, is being held on the charge in the local jail without bond.


South Boston News
Soon-to-retire Joe Barkley stands in front of a current VDOT project, the new bridge over the Banister River in Halifax. Barkley, who retires as VDOT residency maintenance manager, was involved in the preliminary stages of the bridge's planning.

Come the first winter snowfall, Joe Barkley won’t know what to do with himself. For 36 years, blizzards, storms and floods have proved a “challenge” (as he euphemistically calls them) to Barkley, who will retire January 1 as residency maintenance manager with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Appeals continue to kill ‘Mockingbird’

A group of African-Americans who oppose the local staging of “To Kill a Mockingbird” later this month say they will appeal to elected officials to intervene and halt the production. But two top elected officials say they don’t think their bodies have the power to act.

Bestselling writer at Prizery on Sunday

South Boston News
Rebecca Skloot
Bestselling author Rebecca Skloot will speak in South Boston at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Prizery, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Admission is free.

Solar project takes step forward

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday night heard officials with Dominion Virginia Power explain their next step in developing a solar power facility in Halifax County following last week’s approval of a $5 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

Friday service set for Mosby

South Boston News
Alexander “Sandy” Mosby
Alexander “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.

Missionary’s dream carries on

South Boston News
The late Karen Cardwell-Abebefe of Halifax County and her husband, Dr. David Abebefe, helped start an international medical and missionary non-profit, Zoya Ministries. The orphaned children of Otutulu, Nigeria, were of special concern to her. Since her death this summer, the non-profit work continues, and friends have stepped in to lend a hand with their seven kids.
Halifax woman made impact internationally

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