COVIDWISE, Virginia’s COVID-19 exposure notifications app is being used by a record number of Virginians, remaining a vital part of the commonwealth’s pandemic response toolkit.

Andy Parker — the father of slain WDBJ  journalist Alison Parker — announced Thursday he’s seeking the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. Rep Bob Good for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District.

A 29-year-old Halifax woman was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday at 8:46 p.m., according to a report filed by Virginia State Trooper D. T. Spencer.

The National Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recognizes Revolutionary War battles or events that are celebrated at or near the location where it occurred.

The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary stew originally set for Saturday has been postponed until Feb. 5. 

RICHMOND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual crop production report for Virginia, revealing the state’s farmers reaped bountiful yields despite adverse growing conditions.

GO Virginia initiatives received strong support in the budget plan Gov. Glenn Youngkin sent to the General Assembly on Friday.

The Henrietta Lacks Statue Committee is seeking the public’s input into potential sites to erect a statue of Henrietta Lacks. Halifax County residents are asked to weigh-in on three potential sites, Constitution Square in downtown South Boston, Edmunds Park and the new Halifax County High Sc…

Two individuals face drug charges following a traffic stop conducted on Wednesday by members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force, according to Sheriff Fred S. Clark.

Southside Planning District 13’s Continuum of Care will be conducting the annual Point-In-Time Count on at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ending at 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center will sponsor a Scholarship/FAFSA Night originally scheduled for Thursday at Halifax County High School’s cafeteria has been postponed until 6 p.m. Feb. 3.

A 46-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of strangulation, and a misdemeanor charge each of injure phone line/obstruct message, resisting arrest/obstruction of justice and public swearing/intoxication, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

The Halifax County Planning Commission sent a conditional use permit application to rezone parcels in the Shepherd’s Gate subdivision from M-1, industrial to R-1, residential back to county staff so they can get more information from the Virginia Department of Transportation following a join…

South Boston native Brenda Forlines describes her mission work with refugees a “calling.” Forlines coaches people of the Karen ethnic group from the country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, through the process of becoming American citizens.

Ralph Emery, country music disc jockey and television host for “Pop Goes the Country,” from 1974-1980,  “Nashville Now,” from 1983 until 1993, and a weekly program on RFD-TV on cable TV channel from 2007-15, died of natural causes in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday at the age of 88.  Emery,…

The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council will hold a winter conference this week that explores the challenges faced by the livestock industry as it seeks to be understood as part of the solution to global environmental problems.

A 43-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of violating probation, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

The board of directors for Southside Behavioral Health will be meeting in open session at noon on the fourth Tuesday of the month via Zoom/teleconference or in person. 

A trio of historians plan to bring unique perspectives on the Crossing of the Dan and Banister Rivers during the American Revolution in February 1781 in three events for the 241st anniversary commemoration.

The public will get the chance to share with the Halifax County School Board what they would like to see in a new superintendent at a public hearing held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.