Halifax County Newswire (Page 5)

Halifax County Newswire (Page 5)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Halifax County, VA. (Page 5)

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  1. 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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  2. Civil rights should be part of UNC's mission, speakers sayRead the original story

    May 11, 2017 | Washington Times

    ... is that without wealth that you don't deserve to be represented," Copeland said. "We will not accept that in Halifax County. This is a political agenda. It's a political agenda that serves nobody but the wealthy." The university "is of infinite ...

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  3. 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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  4. Agency head raps plan for Courthouse workRead the original story

    May 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... an interest in this project given its potential impacts to the historically and architecturally significant Halifax County Courthouse," she wrote. Two Council members, Jack Dunavant and Bill Confroy, renewed their complaints Tuesday night over the ...

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  5. Halifax County native tapped to lead national jr. college athleticsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    A Halifax County native has been tapped to take over as new executive director of the National Junior College Athletic Association beginning July 17. Christopher J. Parker, a former student-athlete at Halifax County High School, will replace Mary Ellen Leicht, who announced in August that she would be retiring after 28 years of service to the association. Parker is the son of Wanda and Jason Parker of the north Halifax County community.

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  6. Math class sequence shuffled at HCMS, HCHSRead the original story

    May 10, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    The Halifax County School Board Monday approved a proposal to redo the sequence of math classes at Halifax County middle and high schools. The proposal was set forth by Director of Secondary Education Karla Gravitt and HCHS Principal Michael Lewis and HCMS Principal Magie Wilkerson.

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  7. Magna Vista boys soccer falls on senior nightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Magna Vista did all it could through the first 60 minutes of Tuesday's match against Halifax County at The Hole, but the Comets exploded for five goals in a 10-minute span in the second half to walk away with a 6-0 lead.

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  8. Next stop, AnnapolisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... day "I am checking my messages and Mom and Dad wouldn't leave the room. And I'm like 'okay,'" recalled the Halifax County High School senior, wondering what was up. Soon enough, he found out why his parents insisted on staying in the room. There was ...

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  9. Halifax Council hosts first read of $1.1 million budget TuesdayRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... Council is also expected to re-affirm the appointments of Kathy Bane and Gray Ramsey to another term on the Halifax County Service Authority. Council will also recommend that application #1492 be submitted to VDOT's Smart Scale program for funding ...

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  10. More jobs for more workers in Halifax CountyRead the original story

    May 4, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    Hupps Mill Plaza, which recently went on the auction block - and came off for a sum of $2.5 million - is going back up for sale. The labor market in Halifax County took an upward turn in March as employment increased by 249 jobs and the official unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent, matching the county's 12-month low.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Clean sweep: Patrick County beats Magna Vista in baseball, softballRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... couldn't be happier for him." The win improves Patrick County to 12-4 on the year. The Cougars will travel to Halifax County on Thursday. Magna Vista drops to 2-10 on the season with a home date with Franklin County on Thursday. Things started off ...

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  14. Renewed call for information in fatal Westside Trailer shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | SoVaNow.com

    ... wounds. The vehicle was parked at Bane Street, located within the trailer park. Hubbard, a former student at Halifax County High School who played football for the Comet program, was rushed to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for treatment of his ...

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  15. Middle School Baseball: Lancers stymie Eagles' repeat bidRead the original story

    May 1, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    ... combined on a two-hit shutout Thursday as No. 3 seed Benjamin Franklin Middle School blanked No. 2 seed Halifax County Middle School 9-0 to earn a berth in the championship game of the 2017 Junior Piedmont District baseball tournament. The Eagles' ...

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  16. Middle School Track and Field: BFMS sweeps district meetRead the original story

    May 1, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    ... as the head coach of the Eagles' boys' and girls' teams. BFMS's boys' team scored 107 points in its victory. Halifax County Middle School (70 points) finished second, followed by Fiedale-Collinsville Middle School (66 points) in third. BFMS's girls ...

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  17. Middle School Girls' Soccer: Eagles capture championship, complete undefeated seasonRead the original story

    May 1, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    Three players netted multiple goals Saturday as Benjamin Franklin Middle School's girls' soccer team completed an undfeated campaign by capturing the Junior Piedmont District championship with a 8-0 rout of Halifax County Middle School in the title match of 2017 league tournament. The championship is the Eagles' second in three years - in 2015, they bested Martinsville Middle School in the finals at the Smith River Sports Complex.

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  18. 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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  19. Weather radar in rural Virginia revolutionized storm forecasts 40 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... the National Weather Service started keeping a vigil on Virginia's skies from a weather radar in the small Halifax County community of Volens. Until April 1977, meteorologists couldn't visualize severe storms and flooding rains in much of Virginia ...

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  20. High School Tennis: FCHS girls top MartinsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    ... last week. Wednesday, the Eagles (6-4) shut out league foe Martinsville. Today, they host district rival Halifax County at 4:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Recreation Park courts. Franklin County claimed victories in 4 of 6 singles matches and 2 of ...

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