Voters will get to tell the Halifax County Board of Supervisors how they feel about relocating the Confederate monument that stands in front of the historic courthouse square in Halifax.
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.
Supervisors have set a special called meeting for Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex to “discuss the monument located on the courthouse grounds and any potential actions related to its status.”
The state of Virginia surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday morning, according to the daily data update from the Virginia Department of Health.
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.
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.
Halifax County Board of Supervisors approved another change order to the renovation of the historic Halifax County Courthouse to the tune of $282,219 when they met Monday evening.
Tensions ran high as supporters of relocating the Confederate statue from in front of the courthouse square in Halifax to another location cheered and those in opposition booed as each shared their views.
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.