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Creekside fire ruled of ‘undetermined’ origin

Investigators returned to the scene of last Friday’s fire at Creekside in Halifax again on Thursday.

Halifax Town Council nixes art guild lease

Halifax Town Council has no plans to renew its lease for the Convergence Art Guild after July 31, 2012.

Potato soup blamed in SoBo kitchen fire

A Cedar Avenue homeowner is blaming a pot of potato soup cooking on a stove for starting the fire that severely damaged the kitchen area of the home Wednesday afternoon.

With no funds for a new fleet, aging buses must roll on

With the gloom of budget shortfalls looming over the Halifax County School Board again this year, other realities are beginning to sink in.

Chatham woman to pay restitution for arson

A 39-year-old Chatham woman must pay $51,000 in restitution in connection with the arson of a house she once occupied.

SoBo council: Thackston will seek re-election, Morris won’t; others undecided


South Boston Town Council will have at least one new face after elections this year, with Dr. Mark Morris announcing at Monday’s monthly meeting he would not seek a second term.

State police confiscate bank account records in ex-sheriff investigation

The Virginia State Police investigation of former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin has expanded, with State Police Special Agent W. W. Talbert executing search warrants at Benchmark Community Bank in Halifax and Bank of America in South Boston last month.

Halifax schools facing yet another difficult financial shortfall

Halifax County schools are feeling the brunt of a $1 million budget shortfall as they begin another round of budget discussions — and it’s a shortfall that could grow to more than $3.1 million, according to one Halifax County School Board member.

Halifax middle school student ventures to seven foreign lands

Most children his age have never been outside of their state, let alone their own country. Khalil Richardson of Halifax, a sixth grader at Halifax County Middle School, has broken the mold having visited seven foreign countries by the age of 11. The countries he has visited include Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Peru, Israel, the Czech Republic and Canada.

Community to honor King legacy in celebrations

County native the Rev. Thomas Lee Cardwell Jr. will be the keynote speaker when the Halifax County Business and Professional Council celebrates the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 220 Ferry St., South Boston.