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Jury Seated In Murder Trial

The prosecution and defense had picked the jury for the Dennis Lee Daniel capital murder case Tuesday afternoon in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.

Missing Child Found Dead In Pond

The search for 21-month-old Marcellus Powell ended in tragedy Monday night when emergency and law enforcement personnel found his lifeless body in a pond near his home in the Turbeville area.

Flooding Shuts Down 501 Through Riverdale

Tropical Storm Ida’s flooding topped out at 27.5 feet in Riverdale cresting midday Saturday, well above the 19 foot flood stage, but well below the 32.2 feet flood that accompanied Hurricane Fran back in September 1996.

Butterworth Concert Saturday At Trinity Episcopal


Justin Butterworth’s Saturday evening concert promises original compositions, a glimpse of Christmas, as well as Appalachian, film and classical forays delivered via a quartet of instruments.

Reassessment Tops Agenda

Halifax County Assessor Harold Throckmorton is expected to update county supervisors and South Boston and Halifax Town Council members on the 2010 tax reassessment when the three boards meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex second floor conference room.

Large Crowd Turns Out For Holiday Living Show

The annual Holiday Living Show was arguably the best ever, according to Chair Faye Jones of the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County, who estimated the organization would clear more than $10,000 for the two-day event. 

Approximately 110 vendors, about 70 percent of who come every year, said it was the best and most organized show they attend, Jones added.

“It’s a great crowd and a buying crowd, sales are up, and when the vendors are smiling, people are buying,” she said.  Money cleared from the show will go towards the scholarship fund of the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County.

Holiday Living Show This Weekend

The 2009 Holiday Living Show will be held this weekend at Halifax County High School, sponsored by the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County and the high school.

HCHS Students Honor Veterans

County veterans were honored during an hour-long tribute at Halifax County High School Wednesday morning that featured student participation and guest speaker Brigadier General Robert Tucker.

Storm Knocks Out Power For Some County Residents

Rain and gusting winds have plagued Halifax County since Tuesday afternoon and taken their toll in the form of power outages, according to Dominion Virginia Power officials.

Flood Warning Continues, Dan River To Crest Sunday

At mid-day yesterday, tropical storm Ida continued to douse Southside with rain and gusting winds, with South Boston reporting a total of 4.10 inches in its rain gauge, and the swollen Dan River slipping its banks.