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Still hoping for a break in the case

12 years after disappearance of Hattie Gertrude Brown, police issue appeal for info to bring closure to her family

Classes that will keep you up at nights

Survey of Horror course offered through higher education center

22-year-old Chase City man slain in South Boston

A 22-year-old Chase City man was slain early Thursday morning while sitting in a four-door Ford on Gygax Avenue in South Boston.

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Comets avenge season’s only loss

Baseball team beats Tunstall 1-0 on road

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Man struck by vehicle at Alton home; suspect charged with murder

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A Clover woman has been arrested in a weekend homicide in Halifax County and jailed without bond.

Edmunds to seek Hogan’s House of Delegates seat

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James and Jennifer Edmunds with their children Caroline and Paul during Friday's announcement that Edmunds would seek the House of Delegates seat currently held by retiring Del. Clarke Hogan.
County supervisor, local businessman and farmer James Edmunds on Friday morning made it official. He’s running as a Republican candidate for the 60th District of the House of Delegates, a seat now held by Del. Clarke Hogan, who announced several weeks ago that he would not seek re-election.

Bennett named executive director emeritus at SVHEC

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SVHEC Board of Trustees recently conferred Executive Director Emeritus status to Ted Bennett. From left, Bobby Howard, Chairman, SVHEC Board of Trustees; W.W. “Ted” Bennett, Jr., Dr. Betty Adams, SVHEC Executive Director.
At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) conferred the title of Executive Director Emeritus upon W.W. “Ted” Bennett, Jr. Bennett, who served as the SVHEC’S Executive Director from 2006-2009, was recognized for his distinguished service as executive director, and his commitment to the SVHEC as a charter member and former chairman of the Halifax Educational Foundation.

Library allies ask supes to restore cuts

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THE LIBRARY IS IMPORTANT TO ME — Wanda Sweeney of the Meadville community, who is taking on-line college courses, told County Supervisors just how important the library is to her and her neighbors. (SOMcL photo)
Five speakers addressed county supervisors Monday evening, asking that the proposed $7,700 cut to the library’s budget for the upcoming year be restored. Library director Rhonda Griffin, after thanking supervisors for their financial support, explained that the local cut would trigger a $3,080 loss in matching state aid, thereby creating an overall loss of $10,780. Griffin said the cut would eliminate funds for large print books and audio products. She also pointed to the library’s large increase in computer use and the fact that the library has partnered with the Higher Education Center to work with its students. With the economy in a downturn, she said use of the library continues to increase. “People are no longer buying books, they come to the library to check them out,” she said.

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