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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





Halifax > Halifax Government

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.

Trucker cited after ramming into school bus Wreck causes damages but no injuries

This 1993 Freightliner tractor trailer struck the rear of a Halifax County school bus early Thursday morning as the bus stopped to pick up students. Damages to the truck were estimated at $15,000.

A Portsmouth truck driver had been charged with reckless driving after ramming the rear end of a school bus early Thursday morning on U.S. 58 about four-tenths mile east of its intersection with State Route 708.

Trees downed by storm block roads in Virgilina area

Severe weather has caused many roadways to become blocked in the Virgilina community of Halifax County (primarily on US Hwy. 96). Commuters should use EXTREME caution when traveling in this area. Reports indicate as many as 10 trees are across Hwy. 96. The roadway is blocked by both trees, debris, and power/utility lines.

Race forum hinges on n-word

South Boston News
Mike Freshour, director of the upcoming Halifax County Little Theatre production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" shakes hands with panelists Rev. William A. Keen following Monday night's forum on race relations. The forum, co-sponsored by the HCLT and the South Boston/Halifax County NAACP, attracted nearly a full house to the Prizery's Chastain Theatre. (David Conner II photo)
Halifax County Little Theatre's production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ play opposed. More forums planned.

Happy times in Halifax

South Boston News
The Grills & Thrills event in Halifax on Saturday drew a big crowd throughout the day, with site-cooked barbeque drawing raves from the visitors. (David Conner II photo)

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