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  1. South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette taxRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night. Council members passed the new tax on the first reading but it will not become official until the governing body holds a second reading and a follow-up vote in September.

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  2. New trustee joins Institute boardRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... Washington-Coleman Elementary School PTO. He also led the construction and fundraising efforts for the Halifax/South Boston American Youth Soccer Organization Center. The Institute is governed by a 15-member board of trustees consisting of the ...

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  3. South Boston set to vote on 10A cigarette taxRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council meets today with a decision on a proposed 10 cent-per-pack cigarette tax on the agenda. Council is set to vote on cigarette tax after months of discussion, which has included opposition from some town retailers of tobacco products and members of the local farming community.

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  4. Eight of nine Halifax County schools accreditedRead the original story

    Yesterday | SoVaNow.com

    ... school in the long term. Before the vote, they will conduct outreach to the Chamber of Commerce, the towns of South Boston and Halifax, the NAACP, Farm Bureau and the Halifax County Education Foundation to gain input on plans for renovating or ...

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  5. Corey Stewart's Flailing Virginia CampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | National Review Online

    ... to secede from the union. CNN's K-File uncovered a video of Stewart's April 2017 remarks given at an event in South Boston, Va. - an event that was, according to records from Virginia's Department of Elections, hosted by secessionist George Randall. ...

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  6. Corey Stewart Caught Praising The Confederacy In 2017 Campaign VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | Outside the Beltway

    Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart, who is already a controversial due to his courting of the alt-right, has been c aught on a 2017 video of a speech he made while running for the Republican nomination for Governor praising the Confederacy and Virginia's decision to secede from the Union, which of course led to the Civil War: Corey Stewart, the Republican nominee for a US Senate seat for Virginia, praised in a speech last year Virginia's decision in 1861 to secede from the Union, putting it on par with rebellions during the American Revolution and today. The Virginia Republican made the comments in April 2017 at an event in South Boston, Virginia, hosted by an unapologetic secessionist.

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  7. Corey Stewart Staffers Praised White Nationalist Family Tied to GOP Senate Nominee's CampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | Mediaite.com

    ... . George Randall, who has said the Civil War "is not over," paid for one of these events, which was hosted in South Boston, Virginia and included Stewart praising the Confederacy's decision to secede from the Union. Additionally, George Randall has ...

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  8. National Night Out loads of funRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | SoVaNow.com

    ... , music and entertainment, several lucky young guests won new bikes and trikes, courtesy of law enforcement and South Boston True Value, which donated the gifts.

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  9. Answering the BellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | SoVaNow.com

    ... has an enrollment of 1,413 students. Another 1,052 students are enrolled at the middle school. Enrollment at South Boston Elementary is 633 students; at Cluster Springs Elementary, the figure is 577 students. Among the smaller elementaries, ...

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  10. South Boston gets $15,000 to support Main Street programRead the original story

    Monday Aug 6 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston is receiving a $15,000 grant to support its Main Street program and ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship in the downtown district. On Thursday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced $132,000 in Virginia Main Street grants will be distributed to seven projects in the towns of Abingdon and South Boston and the cities of Bristol, Danville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg and Winchester.

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  11. Fredericksburg VA Main Street gets $25,000 grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... in Virginia Main Street grants, including $132,000 awarded for seven projects in the towns of Abingdon and South Boston, and the cities of Bristol, Danville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg and Winchester. "Vibrant downtown neighborhoods are important to ...

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  12. With demise of AFDs, land use taxation is back in playRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 2 | SoVaNow.com

    Halifax County and South Boston officials will start talks next week on a replacement for the county's agricultural and forestal tax districts, which allowed owners of undeveloped rural lands to pay lower property taxes but were discontinued this year due to concerns over their cost and effectiveness. Halifax County's Ad-Hoc Land Use Committee will hold its first meeting Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Complex.

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  13. N&R subscription campaign beginsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 2 | SoVaNow.com

    Today's News & Record is being mass mailed to 17,000 households in Halifax County and South Boston as we begin our annual subscription campaign, with savings on the N&R throughout the year. For only $16 you'll receive 104 editions of the News & Record, with full coverage of local news, sports and community events delivered to your box each Monday and Thursday.

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  14. South Boston sets vote on cigarette taxRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 2 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council is slated to vote Aug. 13 on the imposition of a 10 cent-per-pack cigarette tax in town following committee action this week. Council members convened Monday for committee meetings and to set the agenda for the regular monthly Council meeting in August.

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  15. Thaxton prevails for Late Model Stock victory at SoBoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Austin Thaxton found himself in the right place at the right time and came away with his first win of the season in Saturday night's Aqua Pros 100 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division race at Virginia's South Boston Speedway. In earning his first victory of the season at the .4-mile oval, Thaxton became the fourth different driver to visit Victory Lane at South Boston Speedway this season.

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  16. Governor Northam Announces $172,000 in Virginia Main Street GrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | NBC29

    Governor Northam announced on Thursday that $172,000 in Virginia Main Street grants, including $132,000 awarded for seven projects in the towns of Abingdon and South Boston, and the cities of Bristol, Danville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg and Winchester. "Vibrant downtown neighborhoods are important to help our cities and towns attract new businesses, invite tourism and grow the Virginia economy," said Governor Northam.

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  17. South Boston to revisit cigarette taxRead the original story

    Monday Jul 30 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council will revisit the issue of a cigarette tax in town when council committees convene today at 5:45 p.m. to go over several matters of business. The Finance Committee is expected to review the proposed tax, which has been reduced to 10 cents per pack after it was initially set at 25 cents.

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  18. Study finds racetrack has $237 million economic impactRead the original story

    Friday Jul 27 | Virginia Business

    ... area, visitation," says Connie Nyholm, VIR's owner and CEO. "That's what makes it different from tracks such as South Boston [Speedway]." In addition to racing events, VIR's two tracks also are rented to a variety of organizations. The tracks can be ...

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  19. Mysterious additions to historic cemetery - upset' volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | WTVR Richmond

    ... in Virginia that may be missing items that were found in Lakeview Cemetery include Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston, Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Richmond and Sunset Hill Cemetery in Burkeville. Additional new items found in Lakeview include flags and ...

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  20. End of an eraRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 25 | SoVaNow.com

    ... has played over the last 70 plus years as a Main Street business. We are so grateful to all of the citizens of South Boston and Halifax County who have been our loyal customers. I am sure that most homes in this community have some of our ...

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