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Wade elected local GOP unit chair


Enthusiastic crowd turns out for YMCA Community Day in Chase City

Speakers debate future of Halifax’s Confederate statue

Halifax supervisors were on the receiving end of a spirited debate as citizens spoke out for and against removing the county's Confederate soldier statue.


Junior golfers bring home wins in season finale

Four division winners in Southside Piedmont Junior championships golf play hail from county courses





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Virgilina Summerfest May 29

The 28th Annual Summerfest, by the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department, is coming soon. The event is scheduled for May 29 beginning at 11 a.m. with the parade followed by lunch, crafts, and entertainment throughout the day.

Heritage Fest draws record attendance

South Boston News
These youngsters were having a good time competing in the Kid’s Pedal Push competition during the Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival held at the Halifax County Fairgrounds this past weekend. (Danny Lamberth photo)
Ideal weather and hard work by dozens of volunteers led to record attendance at this weekend’s annual Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival. People came from all around to enjoy events over three days — including some tractor enthusiasts from as far away as Delaware and Pennsylvania, with others coming from New York.

Town offices on the ballot in Tuesday elections

Polls will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday for voters to cast their ballots in town elections. Three towns — South Boston, Halifax and Virgilina — are holding council or mayoral elections, with the only competition for seats found in Virgilina.

Halifax committees to convene

Working committees of the Town of Halifax will meet Wednesday morning in Town Hall to discuss several upcoming issues.

Blood drive Monday, Tuesday

South Boston News
Polly Ratcliff, long-time volunteer with the American Red Cross and a recepient of the Exceptional Volunteer Service Award urges those who are eligible to donate blood on Monday, May 3 at the American Legion, Post 8, Jeffress Blvd., South Boston from 1-7 p.m. Sponsor is Riverdale Auto Parts of South Boston and Ash Avenue WMU. On Tuesday, May 4, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up in the Mary Bethune, 2nd floor, Board of Supervisor’s meeting room, noon-6 p.m., sponsored by American Legion, Post 99 Auxilary. Blood Services reports an interesting note: In May of 2002, the Red Cross Bloodmobile collected 89 units at its South Boston location. Collections in 2010 number approximately 30-35 at each drive! Roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life! “Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.”

Fortune featured speaker at National Day of Prayer Thursday

South Boston News
Jimmy Fortune
Jimmy Fortune of Statler Brothers fame will be the featured guest for the local observance of the National Day of Prayer Thursday beginning at 6:45 a.m. at the National Guard Armory on Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.

Tobacco Commission approves Riverstone funding request

The Virginia Tobacco Commission on Thursday approved an award of $471,000 to the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for upgrades to Riverstone Technology Park.

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