The Halifax County Historical Society continues with its mission to bring together those people interested in preserving artifacts and structures of importance to Halifax County and to disseminate historical information to the public.
A 32-year-old Nathalie man, Robert Lee Colvin of Chatham Road, faces a felony charge of disregarding a police command, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.
A 38-year-old Martinsville woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 11:15 a.m. Monday on U.S. 360, three miles east of Highway 58.
A 19-year-old Alton man, Skylar Aspen Wade, faces charges of distribution of a Schedule I/II controlled substance, possessing a gun while possessing a controlled substance and a first offense charge of possession of marijuana, after being arrested on Wednesday.
Jodee Blanco, a survivor of school bullying and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir series “Please Stop Laughing at Me,” wants to bring her bullying prevention program, “It’s NOT Just Joking Around,” to Halifax County Middle School.
Halifax County Public Schools has been awarded more than $200,000 in school security equipment grants as part of $6 million in security grants announced Thursday by Governor Ralph Northam to help 340 schools in 70 school divisions.
Fall wildfire season started Tuesday in Virginia and runs through Nov. 30. The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) have been ramping up for what could be one of the most severe fire seasons…
In addition to hitting the books this fall, more Virginia college students may hit the polls next month, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.
A 33-year-old Virgilina man faces a felony probation violation, a misdemeanor contempt of court charge and was issued a misdemeanor capias to show cause, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.
With school officially back in session in the South Boston area and across the commonwealth, the question of how Virginia supports public education is often asked.
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.
A 25-year-old South Boston woman faces a charge of making an unsafe lane change following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 5:45 p.m. Thursday on Old Halifax Road, one-tenth of a mile east of High School Lane in South Boston.
Tina Wyatt Younger, South Boston vice mayor and program coordinator for the Mentor Role Model Program, will be the keynote speaker for the 10th annual banquet for Southside Outreach Group.
The Halifax County High School JROTC will have two events on Saturday: a bake sale at the high school from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a car wash at Advance Auto from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A barbecue and stew benefit for 19-year-old Caroline Laughorn will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 8 located at 1710 Jeffress Blvd. in South Boston. All proceeds will go to assist with Laughorn’s expenses as she fights her third battle with cancer.
An Alton man, Joshua Samuel Evans, will serve an effective two years in prison after pleading guilty to felony child abuse and five other sex charges in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6% in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced late last week.
South Boston Town Council is soliciting citizen comment during a public hearing at Tuesday’s town council meeting on a special use permit application from Joseph and Jami Cirotti to renovate a house located at 616 North Main Street into apartments.
The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 5 General Election in Virginia is Tuesday. To register to vote or update voter registration information:
Supervisor Hubert Pannell will hold a town hall meeting in ED-3 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss the local option sales tax referendum that voters will see on the ballot on Nov. 5.
The brush bin at the South Boston Convenience Center has been closed for about a month, but officials hope to eventually re-open it once a solution is found to keep the trash out of the brush.
Halifax County continues to suffer from drought conditions, with some parts of the county suffering from severe drought and others a moderate drought, according to information from the National Weather Service (NWS) released Thursday morning.
A medley of music and roaring engines could be heard up and down Main Street in downtown South Boston Saturday, as the third annual Downtown South Boston Cruz-In, presented by Title Sponsor URW Community Federal Credit Union, along with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and numerous door pri…
Halifax County High School seniors Kimberly Lipscomb and Isaiah Hubbard were crowned as the homecoming queen and king during halftime ceremonies of Friday night’s homecoming game at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.
Downtown South Boston Farmers Market is helping the community and a local outreach ministry by hosting a corn hole tournament for Young Life on Saturday to help students raise money to go on their fall trip.
Halifax Town Council reviewed a draft of amendments to what is considered home-based businesses in the town’s zoning ordinance when they met Tuesday evening.
Despite one council member voicing reservations during Tuesday night’s meeting, Halifax Town Council offered its support for levying the 1% retail sales tax for capital projects for construction or renovation of county schools.
Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its annual free fall cleanup for town residents and businesses by appointment only on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation presented 91 teacher mini grants involving 130 teachers and 10,384 students from all county schools on Tuesday afternoon.
A 54-year-old Wixom, Michigan, man escaped injury when his tractor-trailer loaded with plywood overturned on Clays Mill Road, 200 feet east of State Route 614 (Burton Road) a little after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Four men were arrested on drug charges this week by members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic Gang and Task Force, according to Sheriff Fred S. Clark.
More than 80 local police agencies, as well as the Virginia State Police, will be on heightened alert over the upcoming Columbus Day weekend when, due to the closure of many schools and businesses on Monday, families tend to travel. Law enforcement agencies in neighboring states are increasi…
Automation in the 21st century economy will yield affluence to some Virginia communities while increasing unemployment in others, according to a report from the management consulting firm McKinsey Global Institute .
A 52-year-old South Boston man faces a charge of possession of a Schedule I/II narcotic following a traffic stop in Halifax on Saturday, according to Stuart Comer, chief of Halifax Police Department.
A 53-year-old Matthews, North Carolina, man was injured and transported to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital after a single-vehicle wreck on Philpott Road, just west of Sandy Beach Road on Monday afternoon.
Emergency responders soon will have a new and improved emergency communications network at their disposal, after Halifax County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution at Monday’s meeting allowing procurement, purchase and financing of the $2.9 million system.
Getting industrial hemp crop insurance for Virginia farmers proved to be an uphill battle, ED-1 supervisor J. T. Davis told fellow supervisors during their regular monthly meeting in Halifax on Monday.
Halifax Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a giant indoor yard sale at its station located at 375 N. Main Street in Halifax from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
A 39-year-old Nathalie man faces a charge of reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 7 a.m. Sunday on Highway 57, 100 feet north of State Route 671.
Supervisors at their regular monthly meeting in Halifax approved a retainer agreement with Sanford Heisler Sharp law firm regarding a suit against Johnson & Johnson related to the ongoing opioid epidemic .
A 69-year-old Halifax man faces a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred Sunday, Sept. 29, in the 1100 block of Crawford Road that left Halifax officer M. W. Bowen diving into a nearby ditch for safety.
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.