A long-term maintenance plan for Halifax County High School after a rebuild or renovation takes place is slated to be presented to Halifax County School Board when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School.

OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT on Halifax County Middle School Writing Club students’ work under the direction of HCMS English teacher Tiffany Whitlow 

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is on record supporting the passage of a 1% sales tax referendum to fund capital improvements to county schools, but that didn’t stop supporters of the measure, including four high school students, from pleading their case to supervisors at Monday’s meeting.

Third-grade students from throughout Halifax County got up close and personal with agriculture for three days last week during the Farm Bureau Farm, Animal and Safety Day program held at Halifax County Fairgrounds.

Former assistant transportation director with Halifax County Public Schools Keith McDowell has announced his candidacy for the ED-7 seat on Halifax County School Board.

Halifax County High School will host over 50 representatives from various colleges and universities in Virginia and neighboring North Carolina at their annual College Day on Thursday.

Students, parents and faculty/staff at Meadville Elementary School enjoy an evening of fun, games and food at the PTO family cookout  held on the school’s playground on Sept. 20. Activities included the cake walk, dunking the p.e. teacher in the dunking booth, basketball throw, face painting…

Halifax County fifth graders participated in the 2019 Farm-to-School program on Sept. 12 and 13 at Halifax County High School. The national Farm-to-School program encompasses local procurement for economic viability, nutrition education, environmental stewardship, food and agricultural liter…

These students in Melanie Saunders’ leadership class volunteer at The Good Samaritan on Sept. 9-10. The Good Samaritan held an appreciation luncheon in honor of their many dedicated volunteers on Sept. 12. The Good Samaritan is always in need of volunteers and has many ways for people to ser…

For the sixth year, organizers of the Sept. 25-26 SOVA Career ChoICE Youth Expo prepare to attract about 4,500 middle and high school students to introduce them to local careers and better equip them for work expectations.

Halifax County School Board members recently recognized six teachers “who have worked very hard” to complete their math specialist endorsement including Dianne Talbott, Annette Duffer, Kanette Hollis, Kelly Hudson, Meagan Smith and Heather Snead.

Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and to show respect, the American Flag and Freedom Flag flew at half-mast at Halifax County High School.

When the school board meets Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at Clays Mill Elementary School, school board members are slated to elect a new vice-chairman to fill the position left vacant when previous vice chairman Sandra Garner-Coleman became chairman following the sudden and unexpected resignati…

Halifax County Public Schools facilities review committee members visited Louisa County High School on Thursday to see the work of English Construction and Grimm + Parker, according to Scott Worner, interim director of secondary instruction.

The TRIO Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and the Halifax County High Guidance Department are sponsoring a College Awareness Night Informational Session at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Halifax County High School auditorium.

 Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services. 

The Halifax County Public School System is conducting “Child Find” to locate children ages 2 through 21, who may need early intervention services or other special education programs. These children may exhibit conditions that affect their educational progress.

Microsoft Corporation continued its investment in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) with a $200,000 donation to support an expansion of the SVHEC’s IT Academy. The donation, along with support from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, will allow SVHEC to expand t…

On the first day of school, Scottsburg Elementary students came with glitter, animals, heroic characters or colorful book bags filled with school supplies and lunch boxes. Buses and cars filled the parking lot with a line backed nearly to James D. Hagood Highway waiting a turn to enter the c…

It was a day of camaraderie and collaboration as the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) hosted a welcome reception for the region’s new community college presidents.

When the school board meets Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax, Dr. Scott Worner, interim director of secondary education, is expected to lead a facility discussion on the latest plans and proposals for Halifax County High School, while Jeff Davis, studen…

LIFE’s annual Back-to-School Supply Drive went off without a hitch Sunday afternoon when hundreds of children and their parents showed up at Edmunds Park for a day of fun.

Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based hold­ing company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.29 per share to holders of common stock of the company.  The current dividend is a 7.4% increase from the dividend of $0.27…

Halifax County High School business teacher Jocelyn Forest has become a proponent fighting for STEM everywhere after she was appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to the Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Commission.

OWPR architectural firm is set to present a summary of an independent third party evaluation of a facility assessment and master plan study related to Halifax County High School performed by Moseley Architects at Monday night’s meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.