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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Comet jayvees suffer close loss at MV

SoVaNow.com / January 27, 2014
The Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball team suffered a tough 48-47 loss at Magna Vista Friday.

The game generated plenty of tension all night. HCHS led, 7-4, at the end of the first period. The Comets had forged a 21-16 advantage by halftime.

Magna Vista picked up momentum in the second half.

The Warriors outscored the Comets, 14-10, in the third period. HCHS led by one, 31-30, heading into the final period.

Magna Vista later outscored HCHS, 18-16, in the final quarter, and the Warriors won by two.

Zion Bailey led the Comets with 12 points.

Jarvis Owens scored 11 points for Halifax, while Nick Jones had eight.

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