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Halifax County/South Boston YMCA approaches goal

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From left, members of the New Born Riders Cycles Club who recently made a donation to the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County include, Eugenia Walton, James Walton, Carl Jones, Ollie Hughes, Norman Green, Brenda Walton, Thomas Walton, and John C. Bailey. Not pictured-Felicia Willis, Larry William, William Hollingsworth, Sonny Thomas, Jessie Street, Tim Winstead, and Jessie Boxley.
With the recent donation from the New Born Riders Cycles Club from Roxboro N.C., the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County approached its branch goal of $72,000. “We Build Strong Communities Campaign” is the annual charitable giving program of the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County. Donations to “We Build Strong Communities” assist local children, adults, and families in need of wellness and youth development services.

Demolition of historic South Boston home nears

South Boston News
First Presbyterian finds no takers for Lawson-Johnston home, setting stage for salvage operation to begin soon

South Boston’s fire hydrants developing ‘Character’

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Top, Kay Lewis paints Wiley Ward, the first mayor of South Boston - elected in 1884. He was also one of the founders of the Times newspaper in 1890. From 1914 until 1920 he served as the local postmaster. Middle, Susi Robbins paints John Hamilton, a contractor and builder who helped James Traver in the building of the covered bridge over the Dan River in 1854. He helped build Planters & Merchants Bank in 1891 and the Noblin House on Washington Avenue. Bottom, Nelly Jones puts her personal touch on one of South Boston's fire hydrants.

Fire hydrants in downtown South Boston are starting to take on an appearance of someone you may have heard of before.

High hopes for housing innovation

Virginia Tobacco Commission’s research-and-development staff has recommended nearly full funding — $2.44 million — of a plan to design and manufacture energy-efficient homes for the needy or for disaster relief.

Rose revises zoning bid for counseling office in South Boston

Jane Rose, who wants to turn the old South Boston Library into a home for her counseling service, will seek an alternative zoning.

SCSB executive director:  Hodges Street neighbors have a right to answers

South Boston News
Don Burge
Don Burge, executive director of Southside Community Services Board, said that neighbors might be pleasantly surprised by a group home for the mentally disabled — but he added that it was always appropriate for a neighborhood to be apprised in advance of a home’s being situated in its midst.

Group home for mentally challenged sparks neighborhood friction in South Boston

South Boston News
Plans call for this arts-and-crafts bungalow on Hodges Street in South Boston to be used as a group home for intellectually challenged adults. Its official says its residents just want a place to live quietly and learn life skills, but neighbors say they are afraid for their safety and that their property values will depreciate.
Neighbors of a planned group home for the mentally disabled on Hodges Street in South Boston say they’re concerned for their safety and their property values, but an official with the home says they have nothing to worry about.

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