Ruth S. Oakes, Halifax County treasurer, reminded county residents the 2019 real estate tax bills are due next week on Wednesday, June 5.
More than 40 individuals were asked to keep the story of the Halifax War Memorial alive when they attended a communitywide Memorial Day Service at the War Memorial in Halifax on Sunday. Pointing to the book of Joshua for scripture, guest speaker Rev. Frank Carr told the story of Israelites g…
Despite the heat, Florence Avenue was bustling Saturday morning as families poured into the Virgilina spot for the unofficial kick off of summer — the 37th annual Virgilina Summerfest.
Even though the Halifax County Public School Education Foundation has yet to agree to hold funds for the school system, the foundation is backing the sales tax incentive for school capital improvements.
The town of Virgilina is ready to kick off summer when the 37th Annual Virgilina Summerfest gets underway Saturday in downtown.
Developing a modern high school with a program to match, advancing the motorsports industry, establishing Halifax County as an industrial hemp center and pursuing the Henrietta Lacks Science Center were some of the key takeaways from the Community Strategic Plan Rollout and Celebration at Th…
It’s been 15 years since Kim Adams and her husband, Bill, moved to a secluded farm on Beulah Road in the northern part of the county where they created Recovering Hands — a caring and therapeutic environment committed to helping women trying to reclaim lives lost to substance abuse.
The Halifax County Veterans Association invites the public to a communitywide Memorial Day Service at the War Memorial in Halifax at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Frank Carr.
In the town of Halifax, near the quiet Banister River is VFW Post 8243. This post has been the home to many veterans over the years from 1946 to 2019.
A race is shaping up for the ED-7 seat on the Halifax County School Board, with the incumbent, Monty Lowery, yet to pick up a packet with only a little over three weeks left before the deadline to file as a candidate.
Jacob Hazelwood, 22, of Clover was involved in a tragic head on collision with a transfer truck causing a fiery explosion on March 28.
Three county teenagers were injured — two seriously — when they were involved in a single-vehicle wreck at 8:15 p.m. Monday on Highway 501, one-tenth of a mile north of State Route 610.
Dr Roger W. Browne, respected South Boston retired physician who served his country in the Republic of Vietnam from Aug. 14 1968 to Aug. 9, 1969, will be the guest speaker for the Memorial Day tribute to be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the Halifax County War Memorial.
After rainy weather postponed the original date of the car show, Winbush Racing is ready to invite the classics and hot rods to come out from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hupps Mill Plaza in South Boston.
Once teacher, coach and principal, and now a father and education director with the Department of Corrections, Vince Newton believes his many perspectives will serve him well on the Halifax County School Board.
The Halifax County-South Boston Public Libraries are exploring the idea of starting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program here in Halifax County.
Joining a list of other supporters, the Halifax County Service Authority members plan to review a resolution of support for the Halifax County Community Strategic Plan as well as present their fiscal year 2020 annual operations budget when they meet Thursday.
The annual Virgilina Memorial Day Service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26, at Virgilina Cemetery. This is a follow up to the annual Summerfest being held on Saturday with food, parade, crafts and music.
It will be 10 years ago on Thursday that Hattie Gertrude Brown went missing. She would be 58 now, and her family and friends continue to pray the mystery surrounding her disappearance will one day be solved.
A 57-year-old Roxboro, North Carolina, man faces a charge of failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 360 at the intersection of State Route 360 in Scottsburg.
A discussion on any changes to an ordinance in town code on “Health and Sanitation” including weeds, debris and running bamboo is expected to continue when Halifax Town Council meets Tuesday evening.
Silas Omohundro was a wealthy white slave trader in Richmond during the 1800s, but the unique and sometimes confusing aspect to this story is that Omohundro enslaved his own family. Moreover, the general public thought his enslaved concubine, Corinna, a light-skinned woman of African descent…
The public is invited to the rollout of the Halifax County Community Strategic Plan at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at The Prizery when members of the steering committee will introduce key initiatives and tactical recommendations.
“When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable,” according to Joseph Orenstein, LCSW, …
Saturday marks the 27th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
April 27 began as a day of completion as children ages 5 to 17 finished a financial literacy workshop with Victorious Ambition and Wells Fargo, and it also became a day of surprises.
Lanco Paving and town of South Boston maintenance workers were busy earlier this week digging up portions of Watkins Avenue at Easley Street that are considered “soft spots.” Lanco Paving is milling the soft spots to dig out the area and refill the spots with rocks, a layer of base over the…
Former school principal and current education coordinator with the Department of Corrections Vince Newton has qualified to run for a seat on the Halifax County School Board, according to Halifax County Registrar Heather Harding.
Halifax County is facing a crisis in finding qualified personnel to handle an ever-increasing volume of emergency services calls, and one agency is pursuing its own license to provide EMS services.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is seeking applicants for 12 AmeriCorps summer positions in Danville and South Boston. The service members will complete 300 hours, or about 30 hours per week for 10 weeks, May-August and will be eligible for multiple benefits, includin…
Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle wreck that occurred around 2 p.m. Thursday in the 2000 block of Alphonse Dairy Road in South Boston.
Florence, Michael, Harvey, Irma and Joaqin are some of the names of the hurricanes individuals may remember, but more so, what is remembered is the destruction they left in their path.
A 37-year-old Halifax woman was injured and transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 9:04 p.m. Friday on L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway, north of Cedar Fork Road.
A small kitchen fire broke out in a Willow Oaks apartment on Poplar Creek Street in South Boston around 9:15 a.m. Monday with damage contained to the stove and kitchen area.
It’s been one step forward, one step back in progress in the courthouse renovation and expansion project, with the former commonwealth’s attorney’s building being demolished over the past month and earthwork underway to get the new building footprint at a sub-grade level.
Halifax County Board of Supervisors had little to offer in the way of comment at Monday’s meeting regarding hiring OWPR Inc. of Blacksburg to perform a “second opinion study” of the Moseley Architect Halifax County Public Schools study outlining high school renovations and expansion as well …
Halifax County Board of Supervisors are set to consider a resolution adopting and appropriating a $95,503,467 budget for fiscal year 2020 at Monday’s meeting that includes raises for all county employees — 5 percent for employees making less than $34,000 and 4 percent for those making $34,00…
Four grants totaling $12,000 were awarded to libraries in Halifax-South Boston, Pittsylvania County, Caswell County and Danville by The Community Foundation of the Dan River.
Three firms have been selected to be interviewed by the facility committee in late May for the purpose of providing a conceptual study with the option of full architectural and engineering services for the design of a new Halifax County High School as well as construction administration services.