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.
A 50-year-old Richmond man, Zenji Walton, was indicted Thursday on one felony count of obtaining money under false pretenses, one felony count of credit card fraud and one felony count of credit card theft.
Halifax County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution allowing for purchase of a $2.9 million upgrade to its public safety radio system at Monday’s meeting.
As the county’s population continues to decline, so does student enrollment in Halifax County Public Schools, a trend for most Virginia schools since 2009.
Halifax Town Council is slated to review possible updates to the town’s zoning ordinance for home occupation in residential districts when they meet Tuesday evening.
Third-grade students from throughout Halifax County got up close and personal with agriculture for three days last week during the Farm Bureau Farm, Animal and Safety Day program held at Halifax County Fairgrounds.
Dominic Coles Powell, 25, of Nathalie was convicted Thursday of a felony charge for possession of cocaine and a charge for a violation of his provisions of good behavior as ordered by the court.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced the awarding of $2.7 million in grant funding for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG) including a $12,196 grant to Halifax County.
After fighting for his life for almost seven months, 22-year-old Jacob Hazelwood of Clover died on Wednesday after he was severely burned and injured in a fiery crash on March 28 on Lennig Road near Howard P. Anderson Road.
The weather cooperated with the Family Nutrition Program Fall 5K Fun, Run and Walk on Saturday at the Halifax Farmers Market, turning from hot and uncomfortable in the days prior to the event to cool and comfortable for over 70 runners and walkers.
Virginia State Trooper J. A. Wilmoth is investigating a fatality in Halifax County that occurred in a crash at 7:50 p.m. Friday on Clover Drive, less than a mile south of Cosby Road.
Two South Boston residents were arrested Friday in connection with the armed robberies of two county stores and a neighboring business in Campbell County – Dollar General on Chatham Road on Sunday, Aug. 11, Country Express convenience store in Volens on Thursday, July 11, and Dollar General …
A 28-year-old South Boston man, Ta-Quan Edward Logan of Poplar Creek Street, faces a felony drug charge of distribution of marijuana, a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge of having an expired registration, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark.
A 45-year-old Amherst man, John Hunter Alexander, will serve two years and six months in prison for charges stemming from a police chase starting in Roxboro, North Carolina, and ending in South Boston on Jan. 2, 2018.
A 25-year-old Nathalie man faces a charge of reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday on State Route 613, a half of a mile north of Highway 360.
Former assistant transportation director with Halifax County Public Schools Keith McDowell has announced his candidacy for the ED-7 seat on Halifax County School Board.
Adams Lumber Company in Nathalie lost an office building in an early morning fire that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to Mac Elder, Brookneal Volunteer Fire Department chief.