This adventurous Cub Scout was one of many to try his luck on Boy Scout Troop 497’s rope bridge in April 1983 at the second annual Boy Scouts of America Dan River District “B” Show, held at the spacious, well-manicured junior high school campus grounds.

10 YEARS AGO | 2013 

  • What type of person steals concrete deer statues, a buck and a doe, from the graves of someone’s dearly departed loved ones? That’s what Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Burton is trying to determine. A search is on for the thief, culprit and vandal who broke the buck statue from its base before stealing it along with the doe statue from the Halifax Baptist Church cemetery sometime during the months of February and March. The cemetery is located at 9200 Chatham Road in Nathalie. “The concrete base was busted and still lying on the grave” when the family discovered the vandalism and theft at their loved ones’ gravesite.
  • The docket for the March court term in Halifax County Circuit Court lists today as the time a trial date may be set for former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin on 21 forgery and embezzlement charges. J. Leyburn Mosby Jr., retired judge of the 24th Judicial Circuit, has been appointed to preside over the case. Southampton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric A. Cooke will prosecute the case, and Glenn L. Berger of Altavista has been retained to represent Noblin. A Halifax County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned 21 felony indictments against Noblin last November, including 14 for forgery of a public record and seven for embezzlement.
  • Meg Bane hit a three-run home run to erase a 3-0 deficit in the fourth inning, and a triple by Bane, double by Kye-Neisha Logan and another RBI by Cecilie Elliott in the sixth helped produce a 5-3 win for the Halifax County High School varsity softball team over Park View High School Wednesday at home. Park View had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Odici Alexander reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on Amanda Roberts’ RBI single. A two-out rally by the Dragons gave it a 3-0 lead after three innings, after a two-run third inning keyed by a single from Alexander and RBI hits by Roberts and Lindsey Townsend.