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.
At only six months old, Parker Knutti has been through more than most, and her parents, Catherine and Michael are preparing for the next step in her health journey that will change Parker’s life.
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.
A protest: “marching against racism and racism in leadership” is planned for Sunday at 6 p.m. in Halifax. The Halifax-South Boston Unity Project is planning the protest.
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.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam visited the site of the future SOVA Innovation Hub in downtown South Boston on Thursday to highlight the importance of bringing high speed broadband to rural and unserved communities.
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.
On his 96th birthday, a spry Dr. Mac Lacy Jr. stood on the front lawn of his Wilkerson Avenue Home in South Boston Monday, waving at his friends driving by, shouting “Happy birthday, doc!”
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.
Halifax County volunteer fire departments and rescue squads are asking for the community’s help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam warned Saturday that restrictions may have to be reimplemented with rising numbers of COVID-19 infections throughout the state.
STUART — After surviving late spring frosts and a soaking start to summer, weather is again testing Virginia’s farmers as the threat of drought looms over most of the state.
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 old store policy of “No shirt, no shoes, no service” has been replaced with “No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family members of the late Herman O. Lewis Sr. gathered on the new bridge Tuesday over Boelte Creek on Oak Level Road for a dedication of the bridge in his honor.
The Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) Water Treatment Plant has received the 2019 Gold Award for Performance and Excellence from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water.
A 63-year-old Halifax man faces a charge of hit and run following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 2 p.m. Monday on Highway 501 a tenth of a mile south of Route 654.
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).
There were 40 active cases of COVID-19 in Halifax County as of Tuesday morning, based on a two-week time standard widely used by health officials to measure the impact of the illness.
The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis has devoured hopes for the 40th annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival, the primary fundraiser for the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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…
Eleven employees of South Boston’s Dollar General Distribution Center have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday morning, the company reported.
Since state legislation went into effect July 1 allowing localities to pass ordinances restricting guns from local government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers and permitted events and adjacent streets, organizations such as the Virginia Citizens Defense League have been fig…
Another county resident has come forward to make her stance known about the Confederate statue that sits on the Halifax Courthouse Square.
As of Sunday morning, Halifax County had recorded 83 total cases of the severe respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. That’s an increase of 34 cases in a two-week period.
More than $7,000 worth of damage was caused Wednesday when a vehicle struck a realtor sign and some bushes before striking the porch of a house on Halifax Road, according to a report filed by Halifax Police Officer H. Eckstein.
A 20-year-old Clarksville man struck a horse that ran into his path of travel on U.S. Highway 58 Sunday night, according to a report filed by Virginia State Police trooper D.N. Clark.
The Clover Power Plant could be closing by 2025, according to Virginia Electric and Power Company’s 2020 Integrated Resource Plan submitted to the State Corporation Commission.
South Boston’s Dollar General Distribution Center shut down its operations on Wednesday after learning that one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19.
A 43-year-old Scottsburg man faces a charge of failure to drive right of center following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Friday at 11:05 a.m. on Route 720, two miles east of Route 827.
Acknowledging financial challenges with decreasing hospital volumes amid a changing health care landscape, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital is transitioning to a new designation known as provider based rural health clinic.
Danville Utilities — a regional utility provider that serves some customers in Halifax County — will resume disconnections for delinquent residential and commercial accounts starting Sept. 1.
Restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations in South Boston have started posting signs on their windows, asking their customers to provide exact change if possible or to use their debit card when making a purchase.
Parade goers smiled and waved at their neighbors, friends and fellow Americans making their way along a two-mile route through downtown Scottsburg Saturday morning.