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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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Lady Lions slip past Wyatt, drop Gibson

SoVaNow.com / December 17, 2012
The Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball team slipped past Wyatt in Emporia on Saturday, 18-16.

The Lions are 5-1. HCMS has a quick turnaround, with action in a boys-girls doubleheader with Bluestone tonight at home.

HCHS struggled offensively, but excellent defense proved the key for the Lions. HCMS also kept Wyatt off the boards and denied second shots.

HCMS got scoring contributions from four players in the win, led by Shadajah Davis with ten points. Sierra Nunn added four.

In earlier action, the Lady Lions cruised past Gibson on Thursday, 46-3.

Gibson had one field goal in the third period and one second quarter free throw. That was all the scoring Gibson could muster.

Halifax held a 20-0 advantage at the end of the first period.

Eventually, 12 Lions scored. Shadajah Davis led the Lions with 15 points, while Malasia Boyd added nine.

Halifax blistered Gibson for that 20-point first period. The Lady Lions added ten in the second period, with Davis adding four.

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