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Couple dead in Scottsburg murder-suicide

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Wendy Diane Riley and David Michael Riley
David Michael Riley, 29, and Wendy Diane Riley, 23, both died of shotgun blasts in a confrontation around 1:19 Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Short Stop, located on Route 360 in Scottsburg.

Rain shortens Ducks on the Dan festivities

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A brief thunderstorm Saturday afternoon shortened the Ducks on the Dan duck race in downtown South Boston, but not before the several thousand ducks were dropped in the Dan River and quickly paddles/floated towards the finish line. The day-long event included music, food,inflatables for the children and of course numerous visits by Quacky the Duck, who demonstrated his dance moves during multiple playings of Disco Duck. (David Conner II photo)
Robert Flick was the lucky winner of the $2,500 cash prize in Saturday’s Duck Derby and Janet Johnson won the five day Bahamas cruise for two from Charleston, S.C.

Solar power coming to Halifax County

Halifax County is poised to become Dominion Virginia Power’s first site for commercial-scale generation of solar power, and if things go well the county could reap an additional reward —becoming home to a battery manufacturer that would employ up to 150 people within three years.

Statement of the Industrial Development Authority

The Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County and Dominion Virginia Power announced Friday plans to develop an initiative to build a pilot demonstration facility for solar power generation and battery storage. The facility would generate about 4 megawatts of power and be the largest integrated solar-battery facility in Virginia.

Supervisors draw up final plans for budget

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors on Monday gave its general approval to the proposed County budget for the upcoming 2011 fiscal year, although the package will not be finalized until the Board meets one more time on June 21 for a formal vote.

County, 911 director part ways

Allen Bober, who has headed the Halifax County E911 Center since it opened some eight years ago, announced late yesterday that he is no longer employed with the County’s E911 center.

Volunteers, businesses win praise in Halifax

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THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO — Halifax Mayor Leon Plaster presented a plaque of appreciation on Tuesday evening to Banister River Garden Club President Betty Bane as Elizabeth Overton of the Master Gardeners, Dawn Widener and Jean Bainbridge of the Garden Club join the presentation. (SOMcL photos)
Halifax Town Council on Tuesday evening thanked the Banister River Garden Club for its great work in helping to beautify the Town. “You’ve done so much for us,” said Mayor Leon Plaster. “I don’t know what we’d do without you,” he said as he presented a plaque of appreciation to Garden Club President Betty Bane.

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