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  1. Frank S. Whyman, World War II, Korean War Vet, Dies At 87Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... gentleman will be sorely missed. Frank was born in Burlington, North Carolina on August 10, 1927 and raised in South Boston, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech and was a member of its military corps. He served in the Navy in World War II and ...

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  2. 3 news outlets win 2 best-in-show press awardsRead the original story

    Saturday | Washington Times

    ... was great and the use of color was very well done." Non-daily photography: Joe Chandler, The Gazette-Virginian, South Boston, for "Taking a tumble," a sports action photo. The judge wrote, "Great job capturing a unique and humorous moment that you ...

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  3. U.S. Marine Corps aircraft to fly in vicinity of South BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston-area residents can expect an increase in military aircraft traffic in the vicinity of the South Boston Speedway and Halifax County Fairgrounds over the weekend of April 25. Marines and Sailors of the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will conduct training near at the speedway and fairgrounds as part of their realistic urban training exercise, or RUT. Residents may notice various military aircraft flying through the area and may see military vehicles and personnel April 24-26.

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  4. A proposed Olympic Stadium in Boston is shown in thisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | WVEC-TV Norfolk

    Questions about cost, use of public funds causing skepticism about Boston bid for 2024 Olympics as key IOC dates loom. Tepid local support puts Boston's Olympic bid in doubt Questions about cost, use of public funds causing skepticism about Boston bid for 2024 Olympics as key IOC dates loom.

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  5. A proposed Olympic Stadium in Boston is seen in thisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | WVEC-TV Norfolk

    Brennan: Bail on Boston Olympic bid, give it to L.A. USOC must act soon or risk being eliminated from consideration for 2024 Summer Games. Check out this story on 13newsnow.com: http://usat.ly/1FYSN7C The 2024 Summer Olympics aren't going to be held tomorrow, but a big American decision about those Games is most definitely upon us.

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  6. Meals or property: South Boston eyes taxRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council will advertise a 2-cent meals tax hike as part of the town's upcoming budget, but members also will consider another option to generate revenue- raising property taxes. The debate over taxes and the budget will be front and center at an April 27 public hearing to solicit input on South Boston's proposed $14.6 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins July 1. On Monday night, Council members approved a budget for advertisement that includes no tax increases other than the proposed 2-cent increase in the meals tax.

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  7. Survivors, rescuers reunite 2 years after Boston bombingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | WRIC-TV Richmond

    In this April 17, 2013 photograph, flowers and signs adorn a barrier, two days after two explosions killed three and injured hundreds, at Boylston Street near the of finish line of the Boston Marathon at a makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the bombing. The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark the day with a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness.

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  8. Meal Tax Increase Proposed in Halifax and South BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    ... do that because they are going to add two-percent more," Bagwell said. "It's really upsetting." Customers in South Boston now pay a four-percent meals tax. The proposed increase tacks on two-percent more. That's what customers in Danville pay. But ...

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  9. HCSA still dealing with nagging water problemRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | SoVaNow.com

    ... odor to a minimum," said Estes. Estes said he believes the additional measures have helped Halifax County and South Boston avoid the intensity of water woes being experienced in Danville. Although the water can be unpleasant to smell and taste, it ...

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  10. Arrests made in South BostonRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Police have made several arrests over the past few days. Sunday morning, Officer J. J. George arrested 28 year old Whitney Leigh Edwards and charged him with public intoxication.

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  11. South Boston Council takes up meals tax, budgetRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council is set to take up a proposed meals tax increase when members meet tonight for their regular monthly session at 7 p.m. at Council chambers on Yancey Street. Last week, Council's finance committee recommended raising South Boston's meals tax from 4 cents to 6 cents when the new budget goes into effect July 1. The tax hike would raise $580,000 in new revenue, helping to close a projected $295,575 shortfall in the proposed budget while leaving money left over for a 10-year street improvement plan.

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  12. Drivers charged with DUI in mishapsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | SoVaNow.com

    ... east of US 360, Crews charged another motorist with driving under the influence: 33 year old Bobby W. Clay of South Boston, whose 2008 Pontiac GrandAm ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a VDOT sign before landing in a ditch. Clay was ...

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  13. South Boston to consider 2A rise in meals taxRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Town Council is being asked to consider a 2 cent increase in the town's meals tax to close a shortfall in the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2016. Council's finance committee met Wednesday morning and approved a recommendation to raise the tax from 4 percent to 6 percent, a level that would generate an additional $580,000 for town coffers.

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  14. Former tobacco exec is chargedRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Martinsville Bulletin

    The former president of a South Boston tobacco company has been charged with evading taxes, lying on legally required paperwork and using corporate money for personal items.

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  15. Ex-Cherokee president Kathy Farley indicted by fedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | SoVaNow.com

    ... the FBI, IRS and USDA searched the 1057 Bill Tuck Highway offices of Cherokee and Firebird Manufacturing in South Boston. An affidavit filed in support of the search warrant elaborated on the feds' suspicion that Cherokee was underreporting its ...

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  16. Former President of Cherokee Tabacco and Firebird Manufacturing Indicted, Facing Numerous ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    The former president of Cherokee Tobacco and Firebird Manufacturing in South Boston has been indicted by a federal grand jury. 46-year-old Kathryn Farley of Halifax is charged with 47 federal counts.

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  17. Preece powers to South Boston Southern Mod victoryRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Ryan Preece attained what often seemed to be an inevitable result when he took the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour checkered flag Saturday at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va., but it wasn't without some late-race drama. Preece led the South Boston 150 throughout en route to his second career Southern Tour victory, the majority of the time comfortably in the perch.

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  18. Civil War drama to be filmed in Halifax CountyRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 5 | SoVaNow.com

    ... the beauty of the land and its history, but also with the people here today. The communities of Halifax and South Boston have been extremely supportive and are one of the main reasons we chose to film here, in addition to the incentives, of course," ...

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  19. Fundraising a Hurdle for Volunteer Fire Departments in HalifaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    He's now a paid firefighter in South Boston, but still spends his days off volunteering at other fire stations. Eleven of the 12 fire stations in Halifax County are completely volunteer.

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  20. South Boston budget still needs workRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | SoVaNow.com

    South Boston Finance Director Tom Rabb advised Council members on Monday afternoon that he is still working to trim the proposed FY 2016 budget to close the nearly $600,000 gap between expected revenues and expenses. He announced that a meeting of the Finance Committee is set for Wednesday, April 8 at 9 a.m. to review his newly proposed budget.

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