The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) celebrated its largest group of workforce training completers Wednesday at a ceremony with more than 230 people in attendance.

It was no longer Teacher Appreciation Week on Thursday, but that did not stop the accolades from coming for those who mentor children daily and help inspire a passion of learning during the Halifax County Public School’s Staff Appreciation Celebration held Thursday at the South Boston Volunt…

Halifax County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of …

It was a night of recognizing accomplishments of students when Halifax County School Board met Monday evening including one junior who had walked across the graduation stage with Southern Virginia Community College students this past weekend.

A relatively light agenda awaits Halifax County School Board when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax with only a resolution and setting a meeting date as the only two new items of business.

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, one of $120,000 in literacy grants the foundation announced Thursday it was giving to Virginia nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.

Stephen Franklin has accomplished much in his life, and graduation speaker will be added to his resume on Saturday as he delivers the graduate address at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville at 9:30 a.m.

Halifax County Middle School FFA members traveled to Central Middle School in Charlotte Court House on April 18 where they competed in different career development events.

The Halifax County FFA Chapter hosted its annual banquet inside the Halifax County High School cafeteria on April 11 attended by community supporters who crowded inside to enjoy a barbecue dinner and door prizes while celebrating this year’s accomplishments.

Funds are still being collected, approximately $15,275 has been counted so far from the Capital Campaign Kickoff lunch held Tuesday at The Prizery featuring guest speaker Frank Beamer.

The Halifax County High School robotics team 977, the Cometbots, fared well in the beginning of the FIRST World Competition in Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday winning three out of four qualification matches.

Have you ever been outside at a baseball game and suddenly have it down pour? Canoed down the open streams of the river to have the sporadic sky suddenly fling hail at you? Observed the lightning as it ripped through the sky?

Halifax County Public School’s Marine Biology and Herpetology Center located at Halifax County Middle School was recently featured in the Virginia School Board Association’s Showcases for Success directory.

Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced Monday that Dr. Quentin R. Johnson, currently of Mooresville, North Carolina, will become the next president of Southside Virginia Community College. He will assume the role at the beginning of July. Johnson’s selection…

It was a weekend of ups and downs for the Halifax County robotics team at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship in Fairfax, but it was winning an engineering award that gave them the boost they needed to land a spot in the world championship.

Halifax County School Board members approved the following personnel report when they met Monday at Sinai Elementary School:

The Honorable Brian Ball, secretary of commerce and trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia, will serve as the guest speaker for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s (SVHEC) spring Workforce Training Completion Ceremony. The ceremony will be held at The Prizery at 6 p.m. on Wednesd…

Discussion on the possibility of hiring a school security officer is slated to continue when Halifax County School Board meets Monday evening.

Panther Prep Advising Day is coming back to Southside Virginia. This event, sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College, will be held Tuesday, April 16, at various locations.

Continuing on in their success, the Halifax County High School robotics team Cometbots brought home second place in the week 5 FIRST Chesapeake District Event held over the weekend in Blacksburg.

The Halifax County School Board wants to accept donations for a new high school, but right now, they don’t have a nonprofit entity to accept the donated funds.

While some questions seem to still be lingering, the Halifax County School Board is set to approve its FY2020 budget when members meet for a budget work session and special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the school board conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

The State Board for Community Colleges has certified three finalists for the position of president at Danville Community College. The finalists were among 80 applicants from across the nation.

Halifax County High School’s robotics team, Cometbots 977, was in 12th place out of 37 teams after qualifying sessions on Sunday afternoon in a robotics competition held at Churchland High School in Portsmouth.

The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Danville Alumnae chapter, sponsored a Dr. Seuss reading challenge at Sinai Elementary in Halifax and Union Hall Elementary in Chatham.

With 33 years experience in the various classrooms of emotionally handicapped, learning disabled, mentally challenged and other health impaired students, Kathryn “Kathy” Fraley of Republican Grove is hoping to secure the ED-1 seat on the Halifax County School Board.

When Cecelia Long and Maria Villanueva were paired together by the SVHEC’s volunteer literacy/English as a second language (ESL) program, they were faced with a unique challenge: Long is hard of hearing and Villanueva spoke very little English.

No action was taken by Halifax County School Board on the possibility of drug testing sports players when they met Monday night after hearing a report on a possible new policy that would allow the testing.

County teachers could be receiving a 5 percent raise thanks to help from state funding, but if Halifax County School Board includes everything in their budget they want, including a salary scale adjustment for support staff, that raise may be in jeopardy.