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Transition center draws complaints of neighbors

Public input on the new “transition center” at 1332 Moore Street for locals struggling with homelessness and unemployment dominated debate at the Monday night meeting of South Boston Town Council.

Halifax lawyers inspired by their work for Legal Aid

You might think that the lives of Carol and Alan Gravitt were set on parallel courses from the start.

Halifax County trustees ease rules on student cell phone use

The Halifax County School Board agreed Monday night to revise the cell phone policy at Halifax County High School to make the rules more consistent and hopefully easier to enforce.

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Flag Retirement ceremony held in Clarksville

South Boston News
Ben Nolbes, Travis Belcher and Edward Eanes, members of the Lake Country Detachment 1085 Marine Corps League Color Guard, were assisted Monday during Flag Day in a Flag Retirement ceremony. The Marines were assisted by Boy Scout Dakota Pagerie and Girl Scouts Rebecca Cope, Nina Bowen, Sienna Corpus, Angelica Huston, Zorah Huston and Molly Pagerie. An estimated 50 flags were retired during the ceremony.

New law governing Farm Use tags takes effect July 1

South Boston News
Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Randall K. Pearce said the VSP is attempting to alert area farmers to a pending change in the existing law governing “farm use” tags on vehicles across the state. The new law, which eliminates the registration exemption for passenger cars, takes effect July 1.
A new law enacted by the Virginia General Assembly affecting existing guidelines governing the use of “farm use” tags on automobiles statewide will take effect July 1.

Graduation time for Bluestone, Park View

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Bluestone and Park View senior high school held graduation exercises Saturday morning for its graduation seniors. At Bluestone, Valedictorian Angelique Therese Sturdifen, top photo, gave the valedictory address. At Park View, that duty was shared by co-Valedictorians Meredith Christine Reamey, middle photo, and Vanessa Ngozi Nwaokocha. (David Conner II photos)

South Hill celebrates 20 years in the Depot

South Boston News
Outgoing South Hill Chamber of Commerce president Mickey Smith welcomes the crowd to the 20 Years in the Depot Celebration Thursday. The South Hill Chamber of Commerce held its celebration of 20 years in the Depot. In addition to housing the chamber offices, the Depot is also home to a train and doll museum. (Lisa Clary photo)

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

Skipwith thief makes off with bucket of green beans

Mecklenburg County investigators seeking to solve a larceny case may be asking themselves an unusual question: “Why would a thief make off with a 5-gallon bucket of green beans?”

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