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Planners recommend Urban Development Area concept without roundabout to SoBo council

South Boston planners unanimously recommended town council approve an Urban Development Area plan, following the second of two public hearings Wednesday night.

South Boston man pleads guilty to charges

A 23-year-old South Boston man pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanors for eluding police, receiving stolen property and a third or subsequent offense of driving on a suspended operator’s license, the result of a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Scottsburg man faces kidnapping charge

A 23-year-old Scottsburg man faces felony charges of kidnapping and abduction and using a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

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.