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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

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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.

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Cyclists cruise for Congo awareness, make stop in Halifax County

South Boston News
These young cyclists, traveling from Florida to Maine to raise awareness about the plight of women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will meet the public when they come through the area on Tuesday. The community is invited to meet them during a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation at about 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Mountain Road in Halifax, where they will spend the night.
The public is invited to have a casual potluck dinner with, and listen to a presentation from, a group of young adults (ages 21-28) who are biking from Florida to Maine to raise funds and awareness about the vicious acts of war that have left women broken and children orphaned in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sure sign of Summer

South Boston News
Enjoying relief from the heat are, from left, Dalton Thaxton of Cluster Springs, Isaiah Holt of South Boston and Alexis and Taylor Pritchett of Ringgold. Splashing in cool water might feel good as temperatures have soared into the mid-90s recently. The wading pool is in Isaiah's backyard; he and his mother, Mindy Holt, last week bid goodbye to his father, Allen Holt, who is being sent to Iraq with the National Guard. Mrs. Holt said they hope tokeep in touch by Skyping over the Internet.

Proposed Halifax County meals tax slated to go to a vote

Following a closed session Monday night, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors requested that a meals tax referendum be placed on the November 2011 general election ballot.

Halifax County disaster victims encouraged to apply for state recovery assistance

Victims of April tornadoes in Halifax County who continue to have unmet needs may apply for help from the Virginia Disaster Recovery Fund, according to Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.

Balanced budget takes shape for Halifax County

Halifax County supervisors have nearly completed the county budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1, although the tax-and-spending package will not be finalized until the Board meets again June 20.

Harvest time at local farmers markets

South Boston News

HCHS Bullies program in jeopardy due to tight times

South Boston News
Beth Layne
After at least 20 years, the Peer Mediation program at Halifax County High School likely will undergo changes as its founder and longtime sponsor steps down.

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