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Recall campaign launched against four supervisors

Making good on a vow he made at the May meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, David Smith said Monday that he and group of concerned citizens have…

Memorial Day tribute slated Monday in Halifax

It’s official: Clark to run for second term as sheriff

Sheriff Fred S. Clark formally announced Tuesday he will seek a second term as Halifax County Sheriff in the Nov. 3 general election.


Conference 16 tournament matchups

Halifax County High School will host four Conference 16 games in three sports Friday.





Another eruption

Life is a long, winding road … with debris deposited along the way. Let’s scoop up our share:

Hail to the Chief

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And a POTUS too.

Hail to the Chief

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States —

Going to town

Someone — singular or plural — has been going to town this week on the News & Record’s website (, posting comments suggesting that Nancy Pool should be ousted from the Chamber of Commerce and escorted out of town, among random other bits o’ foolishness. Free speech, gotta love it. Another post caught my eye: “Since this is a government-owned and run-county fair, how much is this costing us? And it is great that Halifax can still tax enough people to have county fairs in the Great Recession. Circuses for the people while Rome burns...”

Banjo hitters

The latest job numbers are in, and the good news is that Mecklenburg County is faring slightly better than its neighbors in terms of overall employment and the number of out-of-work residents.

Dawdle grounds

After a slight turn for the better, the Halifax County jobs scene has drawn once again into zombie territory, dark and grim and riveting in a brain-eating sort of way. At last check the local jobless rate had risen back above 11 percent, putting Halifax just behind woeful Henry atop the list of Virginia counties that qualify as employment dead zones.

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