A 11-year-old boy from the Alton community who was reported missing in the early Thursday morning hours was found safe later that night, after a search for the child by multiple law enforcement and search and rescue agencies and volunteers from Virginia and North Carolina.

Some Halifax County residents reported being rattled by the earthquakes effects around 8 a.m. Sunday morning, but emergency services coordinator Steve Dishman said he had not heard of any significant effects in Virginia.

A 59-year-old Scottsburg man faces a charge of failure to drive right of center following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Monday at 5:50 p.m. on MacDonald Road, nine-tenths of a mile west of Dryburg Road.

Jermain Pegram, Larry Guthrie, Karen Brown and Willie Betts are all local individuals who have either been struck by a vehicle while walking alongside Sinai Road in South Boston or have had family members struck while doing so, but they aren’t the only ones.

An 84-year-old South Boston woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday at 6:53 p.m. on Wilborn Avenue 200 feet north of Logan Street.

Come Friday, residents of South Boston will have a new way to travel with a bus service that aims to connect Southern Virginia’s racing region to the state capital and Washington, D.C.

Supervisors approved a Corrective Action Agreement when they met Monday evening following a review of the county’s erosion and sediment control program by the Department of Environmental Quality that resulted in 17 conditions for compliance needed.

Saber, a Cleveland-based company, is purchasing Sentara Woodview along with other Virginia nursing homes and facilities in Sentara Healthcare’s Life Care division.

Supervisors are seeking funding for a roundabout at the intersection of L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway and Bethel Road when they meet Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax as well as funding for improvements to U.S. 58 and Route 751.

The threat of heavy rains from a combination of a stalled front and Tropical Storm Isaias prompted the National Weather Service in Blacksburg to place Halifax County under a flash flood watch.

Destination Downtown South Boston has announced the 2020 South Boston Harvest Festival scheduled for Sept. 26 has been canceled due to the health and safety concerns associated with the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

The Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers (GO TEC) staff and advisory board have launched a new website, www.gotecva.org, for the GO TEC talent development project supported by GO Virginia for Regions 3, 1 and 4.

With a push of community support behind him, Dr. William Will of the former Loveshop Road Veterinary Clinic has reapplied to have his license renewed and is waiting to hear back from the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine.

The Confederate monument in front of the Halifax County Courthouse is seen as a symbol of history. But for a sizable group of Halifax County citizens, the statue represents an era in the nation’s history that should not be glorified.

A tractor-trailer hauling plywood spilled the boards onto the roadway at the intersection of U.S. 58 and 501 in Riverdale on Wednesday morning. South Boston Police helped direct and reroute traffic as the Virginia State Police investigated the crash that involved at least four vehicles. Plyw…

The Halifax County Community Strategic Plan – Quality of Life Work Group has teamed up with the Halifax Farmers Market and Downtown South Boston Farmers Market to promote a countywide litter free culture.

During a time when they’re normally making plans for the annual Clover Volunteer Fire Department Fall Festival held in October, officials have announced the cancellation of the fall tradition.

A 68-year-old Virgilina woman, Paulette D. Bowen, faces a charge of improper passing in a wreck involving a tractor at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report filed by Virginia State Trooper J.A. Wilmoth.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses hard. More than 50 of Halifax County businesses have received assistance during this challenging time, through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Halifax County crossed the 100-mark threshold of COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, the last holdout among Southern Virginia localities with only double-digit figures last week.

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Students enjoy exploring robotics during Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s traveling STEM camp hosted Monday at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. Students participating include Sevanna Fike, Tiffany Benoun, Cheyenne Lloyd, Sydney Gayles and Nora Gayles. The Inspirat…

A Scottsburg man was charged with driving under the influence in a single-vehicle wreck Friday night, according to a report filed by Virginia State Trooper D.N. Clark.