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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

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).

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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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United Steps/Felton Brothers take Industrial title

SoVaNow.com / January 30, 2013
The United Steps/Felton Brothers team has claimed the South Boston Business & Industrial league tournament title.

United Steps/Felton defeated Dollar General/Unarco, 82-64, in Sunday action. The winners got balanced scoring, as Kevin Coles had 16 points, Aaron Hill had 11, Cordaro Boyd scored 10, Shumane Terry added 16 and Donald Watson led the way with 22.

The winners went 18-for-32 at the foul line, and drained two 3s, both from Watson.

The winners led 33-29 at the half and got strong second half scoring from Boyd and Coles to roll to the title.

Dollar General/Unarco had 35 from Tyrone Barksdale and 11 from Jerail Howerton.

SVHEC downed the 40-plus Warriors to win the Combined Teams tournament title. Deshon Dabbs led the winners with 26 points, while Demetre Faulkner had 23 points. Tevin Watson had 11.

SVHEC had a 13-of-17 night at the foul line.

The 40-plus Warriors got 34 from Calvin Chaney and 13 from Matthew McCargo.

Watson was named tournament MVP. As for the regular season, Tiffany Tillerson was coach of the year, while Watson was the regular season MVP and Marcus Duncan of HRHS/Volunteers was the sportsmanship award winner. Calvin Chaney of the 40-plus Warriors won the scoring title, with an average of 25.27 ppg. The free throw winner was James Allen of AW II, who connected on 55 of 69 attempts, a 79.71 percentage.

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