The Virginia Department of Health reports two new cases of COVID-19 in Southside: One in Danville and another in Pittsylvania County.
The Halifax County Board of Supervisors are expected to consider no change in the current tax rate when they meet Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.
For some police departments, activity seems business as usual, but others are seeing an uptick in domestic calls and mental health patients since Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency close to mid-March.
As COVID-19 continues its spread across the commonwealth of Virginia, the medical community’s call for personal protective equipment (PPE) has grown louder.
As the coronavirus hits correctional facilities, the ACLU is calling for the release of some nonviolent inmates to help prevent outbreaks and keep residents and staff safe.
The Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI) are warning taxpayers to be alert about possible scams relating to COVID-19 economic impact payments.
The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office spent hours Friday morning searching a stretch of Huell Matthews Highway in the Cluster Springs community for a firearm related to a homicide that occurred in the early morning of March 29 in the area, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
A Halifax County woman in her 50s is hospitalized with COVID-19, according to Dr. Scott Spillmann, director of the Southside Health District.
The number of COVID-19 cases across Virginia surpassed 2,000 in a Friday morning update from the Virginia Department of Health.
South Boston Police Chief Jim Binner announced Thursday morning that Lt. Ronnie Edmonds retired from the South Boston Police Department Tuesday after a 30-year career with the agency.
RICHMOND — Virginia gun owners are calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to remove indoor gun ranges from the list of non-essential businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across the commonwealth, 222 cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday morning, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website, and the governor repeated his refrain for Virginians to be prepared for a months-long battle with the disease.
Two individuals from North Carolina were transported to the hospital with injuries after they struck a deer while riding their motorcycle Friday at 2:45 p.m. on Charlie Lawson Road a half of a mile south of Route 96.
The number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Virginia increased by 230 in a day, according to data from the Virginia Health Department.
A day after Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order for all Virginians, Sheriff Fred S. Clark said he wanted to reassure the public the sheriff’s office is still here for the public’s needs while also asking county residents to follow Northam’s guidelines.
No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Halifax County on Monday morning when the Virginia Department of Health released the latest data, but the number of those infected in the state crossed the 1,000 threshold.
Last week the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market announced a new drive-thru market system in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and come Saturday, cars were lined up in the parking lot waiting for their produce and other food items.
A series of mistakes ended up with a gas grill explosion and second degree burns for 95.3 WHLF general manager Nick Long of Red Bank on Saturday.
A local teacher is finding a way to bring cheer to local children and meet their needs at the same time while schools are closed during the coronavirus outbreak.
RICHMOND — Students and teachers at all levels of education are transitioning from classroom to computer as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise. Not every subject lends itself to a smooth transition to distance learning, as students and instructors have discovered.
On Wednesday, Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver, in response to a surge in demand of potential treatments for COVID-19 for drugs commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, lupus, malaria and bacterial infections, reminded physicians and pharmacists that these life-sustain…
A 40-year-old Nathalie man faces a felony charge of grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice/no threat, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.
A 26-year-old South Boston man faces a charge of following too close following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred March 19 at 6:53 p.m. on Bill Tuck Highway at John Randolph Blvd.
In response to Gov. Ralph Northam issuing Executive Order 53, town manager Carl Espy announced Wednesday the closing of Halifax Town Hall through Friday, April 24 subject to further notification.
Halifax County’s Young Life is coordinating a mulch sale to help students pay for their trip to Lake Champion in New York and Rockbridge called “Mulch Madness.”
Local government bodies are grappling with decisions about if and how to conduct public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic after Gov. Ralph Northam’s ban of gatherings of 10 and the recommendation of individuals being 6 feet apart.
With assisted living homes not allowing visitors during the coronavirus pandemic and dealing with a growing feeling of isolation from residents and families, they’re getting more creative with programming.
Emergency benefits will be made available to Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants during the months of March and April, as part of a provision set forth by the Families First Coronavirus Responses Act of 2020.
Testing for the coronavirus continues at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, and Faith O’Niel, customer development and marketing consultant, said Thursday it typically takes an average of seven days to receive test results.
A 38-year-old Nathalie woman, Cynthia Gale Mays of Sandy Ridge Road, faces multiple charges of forgery and fraud and a charge of embezzlement, according to South Boston Police Department records.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winn’s Creek Baptist Church, and officials of the American Red Cross say the need for blood donations has never been greater.
Boston Commons is closing its doors on April 11 after 36 years of operation with the co-owner citing financial reasons.
Halifax County School Board approved their $61,648,812 FY2021 budget Monday evening that included increases in pay for teachers, administration and support staff when they met for their budget work session and special meeting while also practicing social distancing.
Following Gov. Ralph Northam’s Monday announcement of Executive Order 53, South Boston town manager Tom Raab announced new operational procedures Tuesday afternoon.
Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane announced Tuesday that he is using his authority under Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 51 to ensure that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring are able to graduate, despite the closure of schools for the…
Heritage Festival committee members announced Tuesday the cancellation, until further notice, of the 17th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival.
“It’s a really sad day,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg following Gov. Ralph Northam’s Monday announcement that all Virginia schools would be closed through at least this academic year.
An unidentified man was transported to the hospital with injures following a two-vehicle wreck around noon Friday at the intersection of Easley Street and Broad Street in South Boston.