After a long, hard campaign to try to make Halifax County and South Boston a cleaner place, volunteer groups who participated in the annual spring cleanup in 1988 took advantage of the World of Sports hospitality and had a free skating session Tuesday night. The session was open to all groups who participated in the cleanup.

10 YEARS AGO | 2012

  • Months after the Halifax County School Board abruptly voted to terminate the Local Optional Retirement Plan (LORP) for retiring school employees, disgruntled retirees, feeling betrayed, continue to seek answers from school officials concerning why the program was halted in July. Former LORP participants have been gathering data since LORP was terminated during a special called meeting July 24. They are seeking clarification on information provided by the school system.
  • ARCTECH Inc. loaded up its first shipment to China on Wednesday morning at its South Boston manufacturing plant on Eastover Drive. Located behind Buster’s Auto, the plant loaded two containers filled with 4,500 gallons each of Actosol, an organic nutrient activator, that are now en route to Xianghe BH Fertilizer Ltd. near Bejing. Chris West, representing 5th District Republican Congressman Robert Hurt, visited the plant Wednesday morning to congratulate the company on its accomplishment on behalf of the congressman who was unable to make the event due to a scheduling conflict.  
  • For the Halifax County High School varsity football team, tonight’s game against archrival GW in Danville marks the end of the season. So, what does Halifax County High School Head Coach Michael Roark have in mind for tonight’s season’s finale? “I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Roark said with a huge laugh. “Anything and everything is on the table.” With last Friday night’s 18-17 loss to William Fleming High School erasing any possibility of the Comets earning a post-season playoff berth, Roark and the Comets have nothing to lose tonight and everything to gain in terms of ending the season on a high note. With that, the Comets can go into tonight’s game wide open with no pressure on their back.