Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6% in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced late last week.
The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 5 General Election in Virginia is Tuesday. To register to vote or update voter registration information:
Supervisor Hubert Pannell will hold a town hall meeting in ED-3 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss the local option sales tax referendum that voters will see on the ballot on Nov. 5.
Halifax County continues to suffer from drought conditions, with some parts of the county suffering from severe drought and others a moderate drought, according to information from the National Weather Service (NWS) released Thursday morning.
A medley of music and roaring engines could be heard up and down Main Street in downtown South Boston Saturday, as the third annual Downtown South Boston Cruz-In, presented by Title Sponsor URW Community Federal Credit Union, along with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and numerous door pri…
Halifax County High School seniors Kimberly Lipscomb and Isaiah Hubbard were crowned as the homecoming queen and king during halftime ceremonies of Friday night’s homecoming game at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.
Downtown South Boston Farmers Market is helping the community and a local outreach ministry by hosting a corn hole tournament for Young Life on Saturday to help students raise money to go on their fall trip.
A 54-year-old Wixom, Michigan, man escaped injury when his tractor-trailer loaded with plywood overturned on Clays Mill Road, 200 feet east of State Route 614 (Burton Road) a little after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
A 53-year-old Matthews, North Carolina, man was injured and transported to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital after a single-vehicle wreck on Philpott Road, just west of Sandy Beach Road on Monday afternoon.
Emergency responders soon will have a new and improved emergency communications network at their disposal, after Halifax County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution at Monday’s meeting allowing procurement, purchase and financing of the $2.9 million system.
Getting industrial hemp crop insurance for Virginia farmers proved to be an uphill battle, ED-1 supervisor J. T. Davis told fellow supervisors during their regular monthly meeting in Halifax on Monday.
Halifax Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a giant indoor yard sale at its station located at 375 N. Main Street in Halifax from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
A 39-year-old Nathalie man faces a charge of reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 7 a.m. Sunday on Highway 57, 100 feet north of State Route 671.
Supervisors at their regular monthly meeting in Halifax approved a retainer agreement with Sanford Heisler Sharp law firm regarding a suit against Johnson & Johnson related to the ongoing opioid epidemic .
Halifax County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution allowing for purchase of a $2.9 million upgrade to its public safety radio system at Monday’s meeting.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced the awarding of $2.7 million in grant funding for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG) including a $12,196 grant to Halifax County.
After fighting for his life for almost seven months, 22-year-old Jacob Hazelwood of Clover died on Wednesday after he was severely burned and injured in a fiery crash on March 28 on Lennig Road near Howard P. Anderson Road.
Virginia State Trooper J. A. Wilmoth is investigating a fatality in Halifax County that occurred in a crash at 7:50 p.m. Friday on Clover Drive, less than a mile south of Cosby Road.
A 25-year-old Nathalie man faces a charge of reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday on State Route 613, a half of a mile north of Highway 360.
Adams Lumber Company in Nathalie lost an office building in an early morning fire that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to Mac Elder, Brookneal Volunteer Fire Department chief.
A Mecklenburg County driver succumbed to injuries, and his passenger was seriously injured late Wednesday afternoon when the pickup truck they were riding in crashed on Highway 58, just east of the former Hyco Landing Store at 9024 Bill Tuck Highway.
L.I.F.E. is accepting new or slightly used coats, jackets and hoodies at Washington-Coleman Community Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday during a coat drive.
The Southside Economic Development Committee of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission tabled the town of Halifax’s $179,000 grant request for the Halifax War Memorial Heritage Tourism Site enhancement project when they met Monday at The Prizery in South Boston.
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, followed by a meeting of the full council starting at 1 p.m.
An 18-year-old Vernon Hill teen faces a charge of failure to drive right of center following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 6:06 p.m. Sunday on Pleasant Grove Road, two-tenths of a mile north of Deer Run Road.
Humble, but proud, South Boston resident J. E. “Jay” Tuck displayed his Silver Star Medal for valor he earned while serving his nation in Vietnam in November 1970.
Judge Robert Morrison certified second-degree murder charges to Halifax County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning against Kory Lenorad Lennon and Tonja Lashay Sydnor in the May 27 death of 5-year-old Christian Sydnor, following a hearing in Halifax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Families gathered for a day of fun at White Oak Fun Day on Saturday at the family farm of Tommy Epps on Chatham Road. Remote-controlled airplanes flew, while displays of hit and miss engines sputtered, and individuals shared information about their powered parachutes, antique tractors and an…
Valory Music Company recording artist Tyler Rich, best known for his National Top 40 Country single, “The Difference,” is making a stop at the 109th annual Halifax County Fair.
Dominion Energy is working to add new, shorter cables to transformers feeding Halifax County High School to provide a more permanent solution to its power issues, according to Jeremy Slayton of media relations with Dominion Energy.
A 17-year-old Scottsburg juvenile faces a charge of reckless driving/ failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 3:27 p.m. Monday on Bellvue Road, two miles north of James D. Hagood Highway.
ED-6 Supervisor Stanley Brandon is hosting a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Turbeville Ruritan Club to discuss the local option sales tax referendum that voters will see on the ballot Nov. 5, according to Mitzi McCormick, president and CEO of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce.
Dominion Generation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D), announced Thursday it has acquired two solar generating projects from Savion LLC, a subsidiary of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group. The facilities are expected to be operational in 2020.
Halifax County is now under a complete burn ban as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to Steve Dishman, coordinator of Halifax County Emergency Services.
Dr. Robin Bates from the University of Lynchburg will be speaking at the Halifax Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Dr. Bates’ program is entitled “Shakespeare and the English Landscape.”
A billboard saying, “Who murdered Emma Compton Layne?” accompanied by a photo of Emma and a notice of a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction now sits alongside Highway 501 in the northern end of Halifax County.
A 63-year-old Scottsburg man escaped injury Monday morning when two bears — a mama and her cub — ran out in front of his 2019 Nissan Rogue, and he was unable to avoid hitting the baby bear.
A small group of engaged and energized citizens listened Saturday at the South Boston Recreation Center as the Rev. Dr. Earl C. Johnson and William D. Edmonds outlined a new youth development program for the community, one including scholarships for graduating Halifax County High School stud…
A former Halifax County resident and 1982 graduate of Halifax County High School has been tapped to fill the position of Montgomery County police chief, Montgomery County executive Marc Elrich announced Monday.
Since Aug. 1, Halifax County is more than five inches below normal rainfall, according to Rebekah Slabach, Halifax County extension agent.