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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





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Trojan boys fall to Halifax, 14-4

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Shawn Hilliard, first baseman for the Bluestone Middle School Trojans, reaches for the throw in this attempt to pick off a baserunner for Halifax County Middle School. BMS lost the game, 14-4, on Monday. (David Conner II photo)

Park View soccer boys prevail 6-1 at Bluestone

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Bluestone’s Charles Webster (left) hones in on the ball, keeping Park View from making a kick at the goal. (Julia Dressler photo)
The Bluestone soccer boys team dropped their game Monday to cross-county rival Park View, 6-1, in Skipwith.

Lady Dragons score 3-0 win over Baron girls

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Carmen Sturdifen gets between Park View’s Kaitlin Middleton and the ball in soccer action Monday at Bluestone. (Julia Dressler photo)
Park View downed Bluestone in girls’ soccer action, 3-0.

Bulldogs get the boot

South Boston News
Austin Gupton, left, keeps the ball in play, and away from Brunswick.
Bluestone shaded rival Brunswick, 4-2, in boys soccer action Monday.

Barons fall in rematch at Southampton

The Bluestone Barons dropped a 5-0 decision last Tuesday to the homestanding Southampton Indians, who have jumped out to a fast start with an unbeaten record in Southside District play.

Baron girls drop 5-4 extra inning nailbiter

The Bluestone varsity softball team dropped a heartbreaker last Tuesday at Southampton as the Lady Indians rallied for three runs in extra innings to pull out a 5-4 win.

Barons fall to Southampton, Greensville

South Boston News
Bobby Harris banged out a single and advanced teammate Gage Elliot to second base with this swing. (Julia Dressler photo)
Southampton edged Bluestone, 2-1, in varsity baseball action on Tuesday, March 22. Two days later, on Thursday, the varsity boys traveled to Greensville and lost to the Eagles, 13-3.

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