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  1. With Nov. 6 election looming, town races are lightly contestedRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Election Day, Nov. 6 features high-profile races for Congress as the two major parties battle for control of the House and Senate - but there are local races on the ballot as well. In the towns of Halifax and Virgilina, council seats and the office of mayor are all on the ballot.

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  2. Halifax County schools closed againRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | SoVaNow.com

    Under three of the seven options for school consolidation presented by Moseley Architects, only four elementaries would remain: Meadville, Scottsburg, South Boston and Cluster Springs. Halifax County Public Schools are closed this morning in anticipation of flooding from tropical depression Florence.

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  3. Down to four?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | SoVaNow.com

    With southern Virginia in Hurricane Florence's sights as the storm bears down on the southeastern U.S., communities brace for impacts that could include tropical depression-force winds, torrential rainfall and widespread School in Mecklenburg County will be closed on Thursday and Friday in anticipation of any dangers Hurricane Florence may bring. Halifax County school officials are considering a new round of school closings that could cut the number of elementaries in Halifax County from seven to four.

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  4. Iron Chef crown goes to BagwellRead the original story

    Monday Sep 10 | SoVaNow.com

    Participants in the first-ever Iron Chef contest held Saturday at the Halifax Farmers Market. Winner of the title was Mary Bagwell of Southern Plenty, fourth from left.

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  5. DUI charges lodged in two crashes in past weekRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | SoVaNow.com

    ... in progress at American National Bank in Centerville, a crash occurred that caused $1,000 in damages to a Town of Halifax police cruiser. The 2012 Dodge Charger, operated by Town Officer Malcolm Bowen, collided with a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, ...

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  6. Local GOP opens headquarters, welcomes candidate TuesdayRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County Republicans will mark the grand opening of their campaign headquarters on Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m. at the Blue Ribbon Market building in the Town of Halifax. Denver Riggleman, the party's candidate for the 5th District congressional seat, has announced he will attend the grand opening.

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  7. Halifax supervisors stick with architects for CA office redesignRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday night to negotiate a contract with CJMW, the architectural firm overseeing the courthouse project, on a separate job to renovate the dilapidated Commonwealth Attorney's Office. Supervisors chose CJMW for the work after receiving four bids for the redesign of the prosecutors' building, which stands next to the historic courts building at the courthouse square.

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  8. Halifax supervisors reject solar facility in Nathalie areaRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors has denied a permit for Stagecoach Solar LLC to operate a 16.6 megawatt solar energy facility in the Nathalie area. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to reject the company's application for a conditional use permit, thereby overruling the county planning commission, which had voted 5-3 to recommend the project.

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  9. Unemployment rate declines, but data show troubling trendsRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 5 | SoVaNow.com

    ... leaving the area are working-age men and women moving to areas where jobs are available. The jobs picture in nearby Halifax County is somewhat brighter, but it, too, has seen an exodus of available workers, outpacing the number of available jobs. In ...

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  10. Police nab bank robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Bank in Centerville. During the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 1, officers with the town department and Halifax County Sheriff's Office deputies apprehended Jeremy Lamar Anderson, 29, at his residence on Love Shop Road, Halifax. Police took ...

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  11. Police arrest suspect in American National Bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Bank in Centerville. During the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 1, officers with the town department and Halifax County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jeremy Lamar Anderson, 29, at his residence on Love Shop Road, Halifax. Law enforcement ...

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  12. Halifax County employment scene heats up in JulyRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 30 | SoVaNow.com

    Circuit Judge Leslie Osborn, who has presided in criminal and civil proceedings in Mecklenburg and Lunenburg counties for two decades, is retiring. The jobs scene in Halifax County improved in July after a blip earlier in the summer pushed up local unemployment.

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  13. Some Halifax solar projects receive stormy receptionsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 30 | Virginia Business

    J.T. Davis is concerned about the rapid increase in the number of solar energy projects being proposed in Halifax County. "There is always the fear of the unknown and unintended consequences.

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  14. EDITORIAL: Why is the solution always to spend more of our money?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... than this country. Their proposal is to increase the amount we pay in taxes, to guarantee local projects get funded. Halifax County Del. James Edmunds is the one proposing the bill. Under the proposal, a city or county could hold a referendum, ...

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  15. If passed, measure could offer localities new option for funding costly school capital projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... until the passage of the next referendum, said Pittsylvania County Superintendent Mark Jones. Del. James Edmunds, of Halifax County, who drafted the bill, said the referendums will put the power in the hands of the people by allowing them to decide ...

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  16. SBPD arrests five in past weekRead the original story

    Monday Aug 27 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Kandice Lynn Cromwell of Vernon Hill with petit larceny. She was taken to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax, waiting to be freed on a $3,500 unsecured bond. Throckmorton also charged 36-year-old Nikita Vianca Thaxton of Semora, N.C. with ...

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  17. A voice for the forgotten: Speakers hail Tucker's legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | SoVaNow.com

    Top, from left, Crystal Averett-Cobbs, Danville City school board member, Senator Louise Lucas, Ebony Guy and Betty Majors spoke during the Cora Tucker memorial service held at the Halifax County-South Boston Museum on Saturday. Above, Cora Tucker.

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  18. End of the RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | SoVaNow.com

    ... proposed demolition of Clarkton Bridge spurred the formation of the Clarkton Bridge Alliance, a group of citizens in Halifax and Charlotte counties who challenged VDOT to save the historic structure. The group successfully raised money to stabilize ...

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  19. Scene of the GrimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | SoVaNow.com

    Mottled and scuffed lab tables are among the problems that plague science education at HCHS, Principal Michael Lewis, background, told guests for the HCHS facilities tour Tuesday night. A late arrival for the Tuesday night community tour of Halifax County High School came across Superintendent of Schools Mark Lineburg just as he had ventured out with the rest of the group from the boys locker room.

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  20. Banister River clean-up float slated Sept. 22Read the original story

    Aug 16, 2018 | SoVaNow.com

    ... "The Flotsam Flotilla" river cleanup will begin Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. at the King's Bridge Landing in Halifax, and depending upon the volunteer interest, will include a foray at the Banister Lake Boat Landing. "We are fortunate to have many ...

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