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08/28/14 - 6:00 am
Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains
08/28/14 - 5:59 am
Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing
08/28/14 - 5:57 am
Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…
08/29/14 - 9:17 pm
A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.
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Mecklenburg > Mecklenburg Government
Backlash on trustees’ decision to extend Thornton’s contract
Mecklenburg County Supervisors dedicated much of their monthly meeting to a discussion of school facilities, which was prompted by a request from school superintendent James Thornton for $115,000 to purchase and install a new chiller in South Hill Elementary School and boilers in both Bluestone High School and Park View Middle School.
Tourism and marketing Mecklenburg County were the main order of business during the June meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
Rate goes up 2¢ to offset falling property values; one speaker shows up to register opposition
The joint education committee — comprised of members of the Mecklenburg County board of supervisors and school board — after much back and forth has developed a list of priorities needed to “provide a comfortable atmosphere for our students,” in the words of Superintendent of Schools James Thornton.
2 cent real estate hike would offset declining tax base
The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors learned there is more money available for local road improvements than anticipated during a brief meeting with Virginia Department of Transportation’s South Hill Residency Engineers, Billy Smith and Tommy Johnson.
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