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South Boston town offices to close for Thanksgiving

Halifax County tax deadline Dec. 5

A life of accomplishment

Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had…

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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

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

Stapleton to retire as HCPS superintendent

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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.

Reality-TV guru in town for Lawson demolition

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Reality-TV guru Bill Hayes’ production company was in town this week filming the salvage of the Lawson House. Hayes hopes to turn this and other salvage jobs into a series along the lines of “American Pickers” or “Pawn Stars.” Hayes, right, talks with Black Dog Salvage’s Mike Whiteside.
You may not know the name Bill Hayes, but if you have a TV, you probably know his many cable series: “Jon & Kate Plus 8” and “Sister Wives” among them.

Witko leaves Duke, back in town after bike wreck

Condition improves after three surgeries

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