We’re six days away from Election Day, and the last time I checked with the local registrar, a fourth of county voters had already chosen to vote early or absentee in the upcoming General Election.

Our statue on the Courthouse Square was first erected in 1910, a mere 45 years after the Civil War, to honor the memory of those brave men who lost their lives defending their state from an invading Union Army.  


As Halifax County citizens head to the polls in record numbers, a particular question faces them on the ballot “Should the Confederate statue be relocated from the Courthouse?” 

I hope everyone will get out and vote for Donald Trump for President. While he is not smooth and polished like normal politicians, and speaks a lot of times when he should shut up, he has done a great deal for this country in the almost four years he has been in office. This is without help from Democrats or Republicans. 


In our last presidential election, 65,844,554 people voted for Hillary Clinton while 62,979,879 people voted for Donald Trump, a difference of 2,864,675 giving Hillary the popular vote, but the Electoral College gave the election to Trump. 


Peggy Anne Ingram Norman passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Oct. 27, 2020 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Peggy was born in Halifax County on Sept. 27, 1934 and was 86 years o…

Mrs. Catherine Coles Reed of Avondale Drive, South Boston died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Sentara Woodview at the age of 89.

Mrs. Catherine Coles Reed of Avondale Drive, South Boston, died Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Sentara Woodview at the age of 89.

Mr. Benny Gray Traynham of South Chesterfield and formerly of Halifax County died on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg at the age of 68.

Marion Dance Henderson of South Boston passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. She was born in Halifax County on May 8, 1928 and was 92 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Frank Warren Da…

Ms. Mae Virginia Kirby of South Boston died on Oct. 18, 2020 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 66.