The purchase of the Powell land at the site of the new Halifax County High School building is complete, and the plan is to start the civil engineering work on the school on Friday.
A series of parcels on Avondale Drive, Webb Street and Moore Avenue in South Boston are to be rezoned back to R-1, Residential after it was discovered that the heavily residential area is currently zoned B-2, Commercial.
Halifax County School Board has appointed interim director of secondary instruction Scott Worner as the project manager for the Halifax County High School project.
A 45-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of kidnapping/abduction and a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.
The Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set for Sept. 8-11 at VIRginia International Raceway, is anticipated to bring in about 40,000 people for each of the four days and a half of a million dollars in tax revenue.
Local fire departments and emergency services will receive an extra financial boost thanks to a decision by the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Monday evening.
South Boston Town Clerk Jane Daniel is retiring from the town of South Boston after 47 years of service. Her last day on the job is Thursday.
The Halifax County School Board approved a new contract with its current food service management company Sodexo Operations at its Monday evening meeting. The contract begins Friday.
Blueberries, music and fun were bountiful at the 4th annual Blueberry Festival at Bright Meadows Farm Vineyard and Winery in Nathalie on Saturday. Attendees had the chance to try owner Shirley Archer’s blueberries. The Archers have seven different varieties of blueberries spread out over sli…
Visitors to the Halifax Farmers Market showed up early Saturday morning ready to take home local produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, desserts and flowers provided by local farmers at their season opening. While the market opens in the spring, they host a season opening near June 25 when farme…
Halifax County Public Schools have been with the food service management company Sodexo since 2014, and Halifax County School Board will have the chance to either stick with Sodexo or seek other companies when they meet Monday.
Descendants of the “old men and young boys” who fought in the Battle of Staunton River Bridge gathered at the Staunton River Battlefield State Park on Saturday for the 158th commemoration of the battle.
A 28-year-old Nathalie man, Trevor Ryan Hutchins, faces misdemeanor charges of assault and battery of a family member and petit larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Records.
Private water supplies like wells and springs are unregulated, and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to regularly test water quality, maintain the water system and address any problems.
Each time Graham K. Bryant steps into the Supreme Court of Virginia’s courtroom and approaches the lectern to argue a case, pre-argument nerves give way to the confidence of experience and thorough preparation. He has been preparing for this his whole life.
Local elections within the Nov. 8 General Election are uncontested for Halifax County, and as of Tuesday evening, only two individuals had qualified for three available seats on South Boston Town Council.
For the first time, students in the Elementary Gifted Program are able to participate in a summer success program thanks to a grant received. As part of the program, students will be visiting areas in Halifax County for hands-on learning experiences. On Wednesday morning, the first group of …
A Semora, North Carolina man, Andrew Dease, had two charges of felony animal cruelty dismissed on Tuesday in Halifax County General District Court.
A Nathalie man was sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to serve two years and six months in prison for distributing or selling for a profit a schedule I or II controlled substance, possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance and violating good behavior terms after en…
The main objective of the Mary M. Bethune Alumni and Associates is to award scholarships to local high school students regardless to race, creed or color.
A 77-year-old Halifax woman, Anna Bench, faces a charge of failure to obey a traffic signal following a two-vehicle wreck Friday in the town of South Boston, according to a report filed by Virginia State Trooper J.A. Wilmoth.
The public is invited to the Staunton River Battlefield State Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 158th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge.
Judge Kimberley Slayton White, presiding Circuit Court judge for the 10th Judicial District, has been selected by the Virginia General Assembly to serve on the state Court of Appeals.
While still in the highest community level for COVID-19, Halifax County’s cases and hospitalizations have nudged downward over the last few weeks, and new forecast models reverse course on fears of a summer surge.
The Halifax County Board of Supervisors at a Tuesday evening meeting gave fairgrounds operator James Edmunds the green light to move forward with plans for this year’s fair, set for Oct. 4-8.
A Richmond man was sentenced Thursday, June 9 in Halifax County Circuit Court to serve three years in prison for his involvement in a 2020 shooting at the J&M One Stop Shop after entering into a plea agreement with the commonwealth.
The public is invited to the Diamond Hill Cemetery located at Berry Hill Sunday at 2 p.m. for the unveiling of the Diamond Hill Memorial.
The Downtown South Boston Farmers Market is celebrating 35 years of service to the community on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. The celebration kicks off with lots of activities for adults and children. There will also be music, giveaways and prizes for shoppers.
Members of Halifax Town Council wrestled with a proposal to increase real estate taxes Tuesday night and agreed to set a public hearing on the matter next week.
Hundreds of individuals came out for the first Halifax Dayz event held at the former Exxon station in the town of Halifax on Friday and Saturday.