No one spoke from the public on South Boston’s proposed $10,665,703 budget plan when town council met and held its required public hearing Monday night.

An update on the Imperial Lofts project, consideration of a proposed hazard mitigation grant application for a Riverdale acquisition project and the police department annual report are among several items on the agenda for South Boston Town Council’s monthly work session on Monday.

Halifax County Dixie Youth/Dixie Boys Baseball is growing but at the same time experiencing growing pains, and South Boston Town Council acted Monday to help the league’s growth curve by unanimously approving an extra $7,000 for the league.

South Boston Town Council will hear from town agencies regarding funding requests for the proposed $10,665,703 budget for 2019-2020 during a public at its meeting on Monday.

South Boston Town Manager Tom Raab unveiled a proposed $10,665,703 budget for 2019-2020 at Monday’s work session, one without tax or fee hikes but including merit-based raises for employees ranging from 0 to 3 percent dependent on annual evaluations.

South Boston Fire Department Chief Steve Phillips is scheduled to deliver the 2018 annual report for the fire department during South Boston Town Council’s monthly work session on Monday.

Drivers using Edmunds Street as a short cut from North Main Street to the by-pass and Wilborn Avenue are going to have to find another way through South Boston for about three months, while town public works crews perform a major reconstruction of the Edmunds Street-Penick Avenue intersection.

Expansion of the South Boston Fire Department took a substantial step forward Monday night, when South Boston Town Council voted unanimously to allocate $6,250 for Moore Architecture to begin work in architectural design services to develop a new building addition for the fire department.

A proposed text amendment to the zoning ordinance to list commercial indoor entertainment – gaming machines – by special use permit in a B-1 Neighborhood Commercial District will be considered when South Boston Town Council meets Monday starting at 7 p.m. in council chambers on Yancey Street.

A malfunction related to the sprinkler system at The Prizery generated an alarm that brought out more than 20 firefighters and forced evacuation of the building late Friday morning.

A pair of public hearings, one on a proposed grant application for community development block grant funds for the Poplar Creek Homes projects, another on disposition of real estate for the proposed project, are on the agenda for Monday’s South Boston Town Council work session.

A pair of public hearings, one on a proposed grant application for community development block grant funds for the Poplar Creek Homes projects, another on disposition of real estate for the proposed project, are on the agenda for Monday’s South Boston Town Council work session.

An initial public hearing and community meeting on proposed block grant funding for the Poplar Creek Homes project held at Washington-Coleman Community Center on Tuesday produced little in the way of public comment.

Halifax County is rightfully proud of the contributions its veterans have made to the history of the nation as a whole and to this community in particular, in war and in peacetime.

Citizen comments took center stage at the beginning and end of a somewhat routine South Boston Town Council meeting on Monday evening, with a North Main Street businessman asking council about the process he needs to follow to keep electronic machines at his business.

Detective Randy Redd has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant with the South Boston Police Department, Police Chief Jim Binner announced Monday.

The annual budget is on the minds of governing bodies in mid-January, and that seems to be the case for South Boston Town Council, with a number of finance-related items on its agenda for Monday’s work session.

The town of South Boston will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Washington-Coleman Community Center located at 1927 Jeffress Blvd. in South Boston to solicit public input from the local community on proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a com…

A request from applicant Monica Edmunds to rezone a pair of parcels at 1010 Logan Street is the subject of a public hearing before South Boston Town Council on Monday.

The transformation of Riverdale continues with the demolition this week of the building that once housed a long-time South Boston business, Ray’s Lock and Key.

A request from applicant Monica Edmunds to rezone a pair of parcels at 1010 Logan Street is the subject of a public hearing before South Boston Town Council on Monday.

Families, as well as participants, came out in droves for the annual South Boston Christmas Parade on Sunday evening, despite the parade being postponed for one day due to rainy weather.

South Boston Christmas Parade organizers have postponed the annual yuletide event until 5 p.m. Sunday since forecasts call for rain to be falling Saturday afternoon and evening when the parade originally was scheduled to take place.

South Boston Town Councilman Bob Hughes presented a draft version of a mission/vision statement for council’s consideration during its work session on Monday, with the majority of feedback centering on provisions in the statement focusing on future growth.

A one-hour tour of both the South Boston Recreation Center and Washington-Coleman Community Center on Monday brought council face-to-face with issues at both facilities, with a needs list compiled by South Boston Recreation Director Matthew McCargo estimated to cost in excess of $250,000.

The Washington-Coleman Community Center will serve as host for Monday’s South Boston Town Council work session, following a tour of the South Boston Recreation Center.

Downtown South Boston celebrated its 32nd annual Christmas open house on Sunday.  Downtown stores opened their doors for holiday shopping from 1 to 5 p.m., with shoppers eligible to enter a drawing for a $100 downtown gift certificate. A sunny and crisp afternoon brought out a large crowd of…

South Boston Town Council meets with South Hill Town Manager Kim Callis (right) during its visit to South Hill Friday as part of its 2018 retreat. Council members toured South Hill on Friday morning and later had a chance to network with and have lunch with members of South Hill Town Council…

Town crews are busy planting new Regal Prince oak trees in downtown South Boston in the place of the Bradford pear trees that have been removed. C. W. Crowder, Dillon Martin, Jason Younger and John Hatcher on the dozer place one of the new Regal Prince oak trees in place.

“Aya,” South Boston Police Department’s new canine partner, reported for duty to the South Boston Town Council meeting Monday night when the mayor and council members were introduced to the police force’s newest weapon in fighting crime.

By any measure, the second annual Trail of Treats in downtown South Boston was a success, with thousands of children, parents and other participants taking advantage of sunny, fall weather to get into the Halloween spirit several days in advance.

Work is underway on replacement of a drainage pipe underneath Watkins Avenue in South Boston, a project expected to take approximately two months to complete, according to South Boston Public Works Director Danny McCormick.