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Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear


Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.






Siding, wiring stripped from Virgilina trailer

Lawson House demolished

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Top, Barbara Johnston of South Boston has watched the process of dismantling the home where her husband, the late Dr. Lewis Johnston, grew up. She left with bricks – mementos for the grandchildren, she says. Above, An excavator took only an hour and 20 minutes to reduce this North Main Street mansion to a pile of wood and bricks on Friday morning.
It took a powerful excavator arm only about 80 minutes to lay waste to the 100-plus-year-old Lawson House on South Boston’s North Main Street on a bright Friday morning.

Halifax County Supervisors finalize 2012 budget on unanimous vote

Halifax County Supervisors on Monday evening approved a $86,216,400 county budget for 2011-2012 fiscal year on a 7-0 vote, with ED-3 Supervisor William I. Fitzgerald absent from the meeting. Board members also approved a resolution appropriating the money to support the annual budget.

She’s back! The Prizery’s bad* girl

South Boston News
Photo of Elizabeth Telford courtesy Dianna Allen Portrait Design
*we tried to find dirt; we really did

Stapleton to retire as HCPS superintendent

South Boston News
Paul Stapleton
The Tuesday morning announcement by Halifax County Superintendent of Schools Paul Stapleton that he will retire at the end of June 2012 caught school trustees by surprise. The School Board had scheduled a closed session on Monday to discuss extending the superintendent’s contract for another two years.

Long to seek re-election to Halifax County School Board

ED-5 trustee Roger Long confirmed this week that he is running for re-election to the Halifax County School Board. Long is facing two challengers for the seat — the Rev. Frank Coleman and Jennifer Stevens.

Piece by piece, Lawson House dismantled

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Ajit Anthony Prem and Max Perlmutt are documenting the salvage for Figure 8 Films, which has been following the reclamation business for about a month. The company, from Carrboro, N.C., makes documentaries and hit reality-TV shows.
“This will be a pile of rubble by Saturday morning,” said Mike Whiteside of Black Dog Architectural Salvage & Antiques of Roanoke, looking up at the massive Lawson House.

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