2021-12-02 E-Edition

Supes tee up $135M for new HCHS, elementaries

Finance committee backs borrowing to replace high school; plans to raise school salaries tweaked


Halifax County is poised to bor­row $105 million to build a new high school with an additional $25 mil­lion set aside for elementary school upgrades — the recommendation of the Board of Supervisors’ finance committee, which met on Monday. The finance committee, chaired by ED-2 supervisor Jeff Francisco, voted 3-1 to borrow a sum total of $135 million for school […]

Not so fast: ODEC downplays talk of Clover plant closing



Reports of the impending demise of the Clover Pow­er Station in Halifax County are greatly exaggerated, say officials with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), which operates the coal-fired generation fa­cility in partnership with Dominion Virginia Power. ODEC director of communications and public rela­tions Kirby Jordan issued a media statement expand­ing on the relationship between ODEC and Dominion, which has filed […]

Santa will ride high in Saturday parade

Superheroes, marching bands and more to enjoy in downtown So Bo

Santa Claus’ big moment in here … till such time he starts coming down chimneys, anyway. The jolly elf will be riding in the Down­town South Boston Christmas Parade this Sat­urday at 5 p.m., joining friends like Captain America and Wonder Woman for Destination Downtown’s superhero-themed event. Along with comic book characters, the South Boston parade will feature real-life hometown […]

Next weekend, Alton and N. Halifax greet jolly elf

After Santa Claus rides this weekend in the South Boston Christmas Parade, he’ll fan out in the countryside to join Christmas parades next week in Alton and North Halifax. The Alton Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon, starting at Shan­grila Farms on Cluster Springs Road and moving through the heart of the Alton […]

Subscription drive ends Dec. 10

The News & Record’s annual subscription cam­paign has been extended by one week, to Friday, Dec. 10. Readers in Halifax County and South Boston can sign up to receive a full year of the N&R for only $20.00 during our drive. For readers in Mecklenburg, Charlotte and Pittsylvania counties and those with a Brookneal address, the campaign subscription price is […]

Margaret Moser Stanford Redmayne

Margaret Moser Stanford Redmayne of South Boston passed away peace­fully on Novem­ber 21, 2021. She was born on May 7, 1926 in Winston- Salem, North Carolina to Charles T. Moser and Ethel Reid Moser. Margaret was married to the late John B. Stanford and the late Rob­ert G. Redmayne. In ad­dition to her parents, she was preceded in death by […]

James Thomas Perkins

James Thomas Perkins, 81, of Halifax passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021. He was born in Halifax on June 15, 1940, son of the late Jeff Perkins and the late Anna Elizabeth Conner Perkins. He was married to Frances Church Perkins, who survives, was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church and retired from Burlington Industries after 45 years of […]

John Blair Kerns, II

John Blair Kerns, II “B”, 68, of Vernon Hill, passed away on Monday, Novem­ber 30, 2021 at Sentara Medical Center. He was born in Danville on May 14, 1953 to Maris V. Kerns and Vernell I. Kerns. He was a 1971 graduate of Dan River High School and was a well-known farmer in the Sutherlin and Vernon Hill communities. He […]

Tommy Lee Tuck, Sr.

Tommy Lee “Shoe­string” Tuck, Sr., 63, of Danville passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the SOVA Health Medical Center. He was born in Halifax County on Janu­ary 8, 1958, son of the late Thomas Howard Tuck and the late Georgia Mae Clay Tuck. He was a member of Mc­Ghees Mill Baptist Church and a retired truck driver and security […]