“The Fourth of July needs to end in a ‘Wham! Bang!’ fireworks show,” said Tamyra Vest, executive director of Destination Downtown South Boston and coordinator of the fireworks display, and it will with fireworks shot from the Southern Virginia Higher Ed Center.

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville was one of only five organizations in Virginia to be awarded federal competitive funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service in support of continuing its Dan River Year AmeriCorps program.

The 62 Annual Halifax County Junior Livestock Show was held over two days — June 27-28 — at Hollering Hills. Due to COVID-19, organizers decided to have scheduled times for each animal group to cut down on the people there. On June 27, lambs, goats and rabbits were shown. Hogs and cattle wer…

Gov. Ralph Northam highlighted new laws that took effect Wednesday as Virginia begins a new fiscal year.

New South Boston Town Council members were sworn in and outgoing council members were honored for their service at Monday evening’s council meeting in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

A 49-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of being a fugitive without a warrant, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

In order to increase the primary exhibit’s public visibility and increase visitor access, the Halifax County Historical Society has joined with the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History to transfer the Crossing of the Dan exhibit to the Museum for permanent display.

A 16-year-old male juvenile of Halifax was transported to the hospital with injuries following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday at 11:06 a.m. on Burton Road, three-tenths of a mile north of Bagwell Drive.

A 56-year-old Alton man, Thomas Patrick Doyle, was sentenced Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to charges related to a wreck on June 25, 2019, that took the life of a passenger in his vehicle.

The Virginia Department of Health encourages all Virginians to respond and engage with legitimate contact tracing calls and emails while remaining vigilant against scams.

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Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday launched the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program, which will provide $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19.

Danville Community College, in keeping with the COVID-19 taskforce plan and the recommendations set forth by the Virginia Community College System, plans to partially reopen its campus to students who are enrolled in technical/workforce programs that require face-to-face instruction on Wednesday.

Southside Virginia Community College will resume a full schedule of classes this fall beginning Aug. 24, the school announced Thursday.

Excitement filled the parking lot during the Fifth Grade Drive-up Promotional Ceremony on June 6 at Scottsburg Elementary School. Due to the coronavirus, the fifth grade students were able to experience a unique format of being promoted to the sixth grade. A parade of vehicles carrying the f…

A 30-year-old Halifax man was transported to the hospital with injuries following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday shortly after midnight on Chatham Road, one mile north of Route 360.

With public and school libraries closed because of the pandemic, three women saw a need to get books into the hands of local children.

David Duffer, principal of Clays Mill Elementary School, believes in meeting students where they are academically and working with them to get them where they need to be.

Voter turnout was low in Halifax County in Tuesday’s primary elections, but the voters who came to the polls were eager to make their vote count.

After teasing a possible Friday start day to Phase Three of the reopening of Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Virginia would not enter into Phase Three until July 1.

Adams Construction Company and paving contractor out of Danville was seen putting down new asphalt pavement on North Main Street in downtown South Boston Thursday. 

Members of the Halifax County School Board are set to meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Halifax County Middle School cafeteria for the payment of final bills for the current fiscal year.