Blood donations are at emergency levels, and patients are at risk of delayed care, according to Ginger Weaver, disaster program specialist for the American Red Cross, Virginia Capital Region, who is urging area residents to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life.

Earlier this month, the South Boston-Halifax County Museum said a fond farewell to its first travelling art exhibition of 2019 sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The Tinkers Car Club will hold its re-scheduled spring Cruz-In from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Halifax Square Shopping Center parking lot located on Route 501 North, South Boston.

As the state winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Award, Michael McDowell of Locust Level Farm will represent Virginia at the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, Georgia Oct.15-17, according to Rebekah Slabach, agriculture extension agent for Halifax County.

Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care.

Virginia State Police identified the man who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at about 9:10 p.m. Saturday on Beulah Road, one-tenth of a mile west of Sawmill Trail.

Virginia saw a 2%drop in violent crime in 2018. But drug arrests rose 3%, including a 68.8% increase in arrests for stimulants such as methamphetamine, according to a report released recently by the Virginia State Police.

Thunder could be heard in the distance, and dark clouds were all around, but that didn’t damper the patriotic spirit of those who showed up for Elmo’s annual Fourth of July Parade on Thursday.

Late afternoon rain on Independence Day dampened patriotic spirit for only a short time, as area residents celebrated their nation’s birthday in a big way with a parade through downtown South Boston, a shindig at Constitution Square, and a fireworks display at the end of the evening.

A 16-year-old male juvenile was injured and transported to the hospital following a wreck that occurred at 5 p.m. Saturday on Coles Ferry Road, two miles north of Hunting Creek Road, involving an Amish horse and buggy.

Independence Day is the summertime celebration when people wrap themselves in red, white and blue and honor the nation. For downtown South Boston and Halifax County, the impending Independence Day means there’s a patriotic parade and fireworks in the forecast. 

Halifax County residents or anyone desiring to get a clearer picture of weather conditions in the area now have a new tool to do so with the advent of a new emergency mass notification warning system.

Wind gusts from Friday afternoon storms downed several trees and produced damage in a wide area from Alton to South Boston and Halifax, with high winds blowing down a number of trees. Steve Dishman, Halifax County emergency services coordinator, said Sunday that damages caused by the storms …

After a series of ad hoc committee meetings studying land use taxation policies and months of study by Halifax County Board of Supervisors including citizen input, a land use taxation ordinance for “bona fide” agriculture and horticulture unanimously passed muster during the board’s meeting …

Halifax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use permit at Tuesday’s meeting for Timothy W. Bowes to operate youth summer camps, retreats and conferences at the former Virgilina Elementary School, adding a condition that permits overnight stays.

The public is invited to Revive!, an opioid overdose and Naloxone education program to be held at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 24.

This spring, life came to a startling halt for the Smith family when matriarch Kathy Smith of Cluster Springs was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer on April 24.

The Southside Outreach Group Inc. contracted with the Virginia Department of Housing Community Development (VDHCD) under the indoor plumbing rehabilitation program (IPR) for Fiscal Year 2019 that only assists units where residents utilize pit privies, have no portable water indoors or have a…

The Commonwealth’s Transportation Board has approved funding for the SoVA Regional Transportation Project’s demonstration grant. With this funding, new bus service in Halifax and Pittsylvania counties could start as early as this fall.

Costs for renovating the Halifax County Courthouse keep rising to the tune of millions and millions of dollars, and Halifax County Supervisors have become increasingly frustrated with what they see as never-ending change orders.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputy 33-year-old Giles Jones was transported to the hospital suffering from minor injuries after his police vehicle was struck around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, as he headed to a report of a possible residential breaking and entering in progress.

For the past month, foundation installation has continued at the historical Halifax County Courthouse renovation site as well as concrete block installation for the stair towers and elevator shafts.

A 46-year-old Norfolk man faces a reckless driving charge following a single-vehicle wreck Monday morning that left a tractor-trailer overturned on the side of Highway 58, a mile east of State Route 601.

Re-enactor Jessica Reavis of Gretna stood proudly with the First Virginia Reserves as they made their way past the crowd attending the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge in Halifax and Charlotte counties on Saturday morning.

A 66-year-old Alton woman faces a charge of failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck that injured three around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 58, near the intersection of State Route 751.

Virginia International Raceway, in order to accommodate future growth, needs additional water sources, and Halifax County Service Authority board members agree, giving Executive Director Mark Estes the green light to proceed with a grant application for a VIR well development study at Thursd…