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Halifax superintendent: Assembly wrong to dictate to local school boards

Halifax County School Superintendent Paul Stapleton isn’t happy with Thursday’s vote by the Senate Education and Health Committee that killed a bill that would’ve allowed local schools to open before Labor Day.

South Boston man enters Alford plea to drug distribution


A 40-year-old South Boston man entered an Alford plea Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to drug distribution charges.

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Thefts of catalytic converters continue in Halifax County


More catalytic converters were stolen sometime over the past couple of weeks, according to Sheriff Fred Clark.

Teen charged in Halifax County wreck


A 19-year-old Baskerville man was charged with improper lane change following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Friday at 7:26 a.m. on Route 58, 160 feet east of State Route 955.

Beagles saved after falling into 100-foot well in Halifax County

Two rabbit-hunting beagles were rescued Saturday afternoon thanks to several specially trained county Large Animal Rescue Team members, Search and Rescue members and a South Boston firefighter.

Stuart man hit by car in critical condition

A 58-year-old Stuart man is listed in critical condition at Duke University Medical Center after being hit by a vehicle in South Boston on Saturday evening.

SoBo football fan wins thrill of lifetime: a trip to Super Bowl

For South Boston resident and football fan J.B. Wilborn, it’s the thrill of a lifetime, and all because he likes pizza, specifically Papa John’s pizza.

South Boston council member announces bid for re-election

South Boston Councilperson Connie Manning announced Friday she would seek re-election to another term on council, joining Mayor Carroll Thackston as those who have announced their intent to run for another term.

Clover plant a top gas emitter

For the first time, county residents can now keep track of who is emitting greenhouse gases with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency databases and searchable online map released earlier this month.