New guidelines for school library media programs was the subject of a teleconference beamed via satellite to the Halifax County-South Boston Continuing Education Center’s graduate engineering classroom located at the rear of the senior high library. Approximately 25 area librarians and educational administrators attended the two-hour conference yesterday. The teleconference was beamed nationwide by the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology to celebrate National Library Week and School Library Media Month.

10 YEARS AGO | 2012

  • Halifax County is expected to welcome thousands of race fans from all over the United States this weekend to experience one of the biggest events ever held by Virginia International Raceway. Race fans from across the globe are trekking to the raceway to experience the American Le Mans VIR 240, the ninth round of the 10-race 2012 American Le Mans Series. According to the state slogan, Virginia is for lovers, but Virginia International Raceway is for racers this weekend. The manicured circuit in the rolling Virginia countryside will host Saturday’s American Le Mans VIR 240.  The penultimate event on this year’s ALMS calendar is indeed a VIR — “Very Important Race” — for Corvette Racing. The Chevy team leads the driver, team, and manufacturer championships in the GT class, and can clinch the titles at VIR. 
  • Sounds of musical chimes may soon fill the air in the Town of Halifax after Halifax Town Council members agreed to help the Halifax Village Business Association buy musical chimes and maintain a new town clock they anticipate purchasing soon. During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall, Marsha Hite and Karen Schopen of the Halifax Village Business Association told council members the chimes cost $2,995, and annual maintenance would cost $390.  The clock is slated to be placed on county-owned land in the green grassy area in front of the Halifax branch library, Hite and Schopen explained. Council agreed to appropriate maintenance funds for the clock on the condition the association ask county officials also to help with the costs since it will be situated on county property.
  • The Virginia High School League’s proposed six-classification system and new district and conference alignments moved a step closer to reality Tuesday as the VHSL Redistricting and Reclassification Committee met to act on a series of appeals to district and conference placements. None of the appeals involved Halifax County High School or any of the other six schools that Halifax County High School will join in the Piedmont District starting with the 2013-2014 school year, and no action involving the district was taken. Earlier this year, the VHSL moved from a three-classification system to a six-classification system. In the process, the VHSL realigned a number of districts to create more of a “neighborhood district” format, with districts containing schools from multiple classifications.