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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage

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Park View defensive back Rasean Coates goes inverted after just missing a second interception Friday night during the scrimmage against Prince Edward. (Steve Hinzman photos)

Poindexter moves to other side of ball

When Al Groh reshuffled his Virginia coaching staff, his decision to move running backs coach Anthony Poindexter to the other side of the football was hailed by the program’s faithful. As any Wahoo worth his salt could tell you, Poindexter was one of the all-time greatest players to wear the orange and blue. A two-time, first team All-American safety, he was the fiercest hitter than many ever saw.

Volleyball scrimmage

Jameshia Smith goes up hard to spike the ball Tuesday during the varsity volleyball scrimmage against Heritage. The Lady Comets are back in action Friday at home against Gretna. (David Conner II photo)

Quack attack

With only two point races remaining in the 2009 season at South Boston Speedway, a “Quack Attack Warning” has been issued to drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Stock Car Division.

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