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.

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…

Fall ushers in more than a change of seasons—it’s also the time when drivers encounter additional deer on roadways.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.