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  1. Mecklenburg County jobless rate falls to 4.8 percentRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Mecklenburg County's unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade in April - 4.8 percent, according to the latest data by the Virginia Employment Commission released last week. The last time the county posted numbers this low was in April 2009, when the unemployment rate stood at 4.9 percent.

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  2. Scottsburg man dies in motorcycle crashRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    An early Sunday morning motorcycle crash near Crystal Hill claimed the life of a 27-year-old Scottsburg man. Michael B. Desmond Jr. of Scottsburg died at the scene of the crash, reported around 2:59 a.m. Sunday.

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  3. Closing the gapRead the original story

    May 25, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    In both Halifax and Charlotte counties, the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation has now connected 100 rural households to the Internet, for free. Why is this a big deal? In the United States, nearly 34 million people have minimal or nonexistent Internet connections.

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  4. An invigorating day outdoors for visiting veterans at the CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Wide open spaces and gracious hospitality were the order of the day Saturday as the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation hosted its annual Veterans Appreciation event at the Cove. "This is our 12th year.

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  5. Developers ask HCSA for lower hookup feeRead the original story

    May 22, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Service Authority spent most of their monthly session on Thursday focused on two issues - approval of the FY 2018 budget of $5.4 million, and a request by two local developers for an ongoing reduction in connection fees. HCSA chairman Dexter Gilliam said he had recently met with Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt and developers John Cannon and Christian Roberts, who are seeking lower costs for running water and sewer lines to their ongoing residential developments.

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  6. Second degree murder in death of 'A.J'Read the original story

    May 22, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The accused killer of a 3-year-old Halifax boy entered an Alford plea on Friday to a second degree murder charge, avoiding the possibility that she could receive life in prison for the death of her step-grandchild, Alonzo "A.J." Roane. Jessica Eve Baker, 40, of Boydton appeared in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court to enter the Alford plea in the February 2016 death of little A.J., whose parents lived for a time in the Love Shop Road neighborhood of Halifax County.

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  7. Market Stroll highlights local farming goodnessRead the original story

    May 18, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    More than 60 vendors will offer fresh farm produce, baked goods and other treats with the "Inaugural Halifax County Market Stroll" Saturday. The event - highlighting farmers markets in the towns of Halifax and South Boston - will unfold at two locations: the Halifax Farmers Market at the old Farmers Foods store, and the Broad Street Farmers Market in downtown South Boston.

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  8. Auction house 'a game changer'Read the original story

    May 18, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A veteran livestock auctioneer in Delaware is branching out with a new auction house in Nathalie, filling a market need that members of the agricultural community have long been looking to fill. "This could be a game changer for producers in Halifax County, especially for the smaller sized farms," said Kimley Blanks, ag marketing cirector for Halifax County.

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  9. Man dies in Thursday house fire near LibertyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    South Hill Town Council agreed Monday night to delay a decision on imposing a 30 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after hearing from a succession of tobacco farmers, convenience store owners and The man who died in a house fire in the Liberty area of Halifax County on Thursday has been identified by friends and associates as Walter Coates, a firearms instructor and gun shop proprietor in the area. The fire began around 2 p.m. on Thursday and consumed the brick home at 1043 Parsonage Road after intense heat and smoke welled up inside.

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  10. Eight decades of care for gentlewomenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    South Hill Town Council agreed Monday night to delay a decision on imposing a 30 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after hearing from a succession of tobacco farmers, convenience store owners and Hugh Edmunds, center, a Halifax County native who now is a Richmond officer of the Chastain Home for Gentlewomen Foundation, spoke to the guests at Wednesday's annual memorial service at the Chastain Home in Halifax. The event honors the memories of Mary T. Chastain, Howell Chastain, Elizabeth Archer Chastain and James B. Chastain.

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  11. Agency head raps plan for Courthouse workRead the original story

    May 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    South Hill Town Council agreed Monday night to delay a decision on imposing a 30 cent-per-pack cigarette tax after hearing from a succession of tobacco farmers, convenience store owners and Town of Halifax officials who have complained about being left in the dark on the future of the Courthouse presented some support for their position this week: a letter from the state's director of historic resources that cites shortcomings with the county's renovation plans. Julie V. Langan, director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, wrote an April 26, letter to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy that raises a number of issues with the county's planned $18 million upgrade of the historic courthouse, which is in a state of disrepair.

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  12. Ahead of first-ever Strawberry Fest, children enjoy visit to the berry patchRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Students at several local elementary schools had the opportunity recently to learn a lot about strawberries as they visited Reese Fresh Farms near Scottsburg. In addition to sampling the delicious berries, the students were also treated to a hay ride around the farm.

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  13. Real estate tax bills mailedRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County Treasurer Ruth S. Oakes announced that the 2017 real estate tax bills are expected to be mailed out, Thursday, May 4. The first payment of 2017 county real estate taxes is due by Monday, June 5, and the second installment is due by Dec. 5. All prepayments, veteran's relief, and tax relief for the elderly and disabled have been applied to the bills before they were printed and mailed. If you have received tax relief and have a balance due, please be sure to pay the balance on time to avoid losing your tax relief.

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  14. Halifax County supervisors add list of changes to Six Year Road PlanRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved the county's Secondary Road Six Year Road Plan for the upcoming fiscal year. The Six Year Plan includes the resurfacing of 0.4 mile of Whitlow Trail and 2.6 miles of Jeremy Creek Road.

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  15. ED-2 man considers bid for Halifax County school board openingRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Roy Keith Lloyd has submitted preliminary paperwork but not yet filed to run for the ED-2 School Board seat that is currently held by Karen Hopkins, who will not seek re-election to the board. Lloyd is the second resident of the district to consider a run for the trustees position.

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  16. Halifax County supervisors hold public hearing tonight on road improvementsRead the original story

    May 1, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will host a public hearing tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex on the county's Six Year Plan for Secondary Roads. The hearing provides an opportunity for residents to ask Supervisors and officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation for improvements to specific secondary roads in Halifax County.

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  17. Career in law spurred by wrong end of a gunRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Special to the News & Record People find their career inspiration from all sorts of sources. Joel Cunningham found his from seeking to buy food.

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  18. Ex-jail officer gets five monthsRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A 27-year-old man was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon after local authorities issued a community-wide alert of an armed and dangerous suspect seen in the Vernon Hill/White Oak area A former Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority corrections officer was sentenced to six months in jail for attempting to smuggle an opioid drug to an inmate at the Halifax Adult Detention Center in Halifax, a scheme that was broken up by police before it could be carried out. Keon Ascian Gutrich, 24, of Dryburg Road, Scottsburg appeared in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday to receive separate sentences of five years in prison on two drug-related charges, with all but six months in jail suspended.

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  19. No tax hikes planned for Halifax budgetRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The proposed FY 2017-2018 budget for the Town of Halifax calls for no increase in real estate, personal property or machinery and tool taxes, according to Finance Committee chairman Bill Covington. The proposed budget of $1,025,540 represents nearly a 20 percent decrease from the current year budget of $1,276,028.

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  20. Rancor overtakes wrongful death lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A wrongful death lawsuit arising from a fatal 2012 apartment fire is in limbo as lawyers for both sides wrangle over courtroom tactics: The judge in the case has taken the unusual step of issuing a show cause order against the plaintiff's Halifax attorney to compel his court appearance this week after he did not show up for a scheduled trial last week. The case, Miller v.

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