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Celebration of mother earth

The Town of Halifax is gearing up to host its fifth annual Earth Day Extravaganza at the Halifax Farmers Market on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This year’s Earth Day event will be the largest one yet, and will offer educational displays, tutorials, children’s activities, games and so much more.

Ability to stand trial still at issue

Another competency hearing for capital murder defendant James Lloyd Terry may be on the horizon, after it was revealed in a Tuesday hearing in Halifax County Circuit Court that Central State evaluators have sent a report detailing their examination of Terry.

After 60 years, pair still ‘going strong’

From the moment Ed and Barbara Talbott laid eyes on each other at Cluster Springs School, they knew they would spend the rest of the lives with each other.  

Dryer blaze causes nearly $30K in damage

What started as a dryer fire and spread to the kitchen resulted in extensive damage to a home located at 1090 Bill Tuck Highway in South Boston on Thursday afternoon. 

Police bust suspected meth lab; Nathalie man charged

A 25-year-old Nathalie man is in police custody suspected of operating a meth lab at his home on Acorn Road in Nathalie.

SoBo budget: Department heads plead for funding

It wasn’t so much about wants but needs when South Boston Town Council’s Finance Committee met Monday in council chambers to receive budget requests from a number of department heads.

SoBo budget: Some agencies want more, others satisfied

A number of agencies currently receiving funding from the Town of South Boston asked for additional funding in 2014-15, during South Boston Town Council’s meeting on Monday, while several others seemed satisfied with their current funding level.

Meet Diego: K-9 cop specifically trained to ‘sniff out’ narcotics

For Lt. D. H. Barksdale, a K-9 handler at the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, his dog, Diego, is more than just a work dog — he’s a friend and member of the Barksdale family. “Diego is my buddy. He’s my partner. He is a family pet,” Barksdale said. Barksdale has had the 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd since 2011, and man’s best friend already was trained when the sheriff’s office purchased him.

Halifax tourism wins two awards

Growth of tourism in Halifax County was recognized over the weekend when the Department of Tourism received two awards, Visitor Center of the Year and Heritage Tourism for the Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival, both presented by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB). 

Police report: Conversation with Jesus ends in crash

A charge of reckless driving is pending against a 56-year-old Halifax woman who was seriously injured and airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Thursday night on Mountain Road near Ball Park Loop in Halifax.