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South Boston celebrates completion of first phase of learning center

A vision that has taken five years to materialize was realized Thursday morning during a ribbon cutting for the $685,000 South Boston-Halifax Early Learning Center.

Halifax County residents dine with congressman

Halifax County citizens, businessmen and women came to Ernie’s Wednesday to have lunch and conversation with 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt.

Halifax County missing woman feature set to air

As the centerpiece of an effort to draw attention to and help find missing Black Americans, whose stories are largely ignored in national media coverage of missing persons, TV One premiered Find Our Missing, a 10-episode, one-hour docu-drama series in January.

Halifax Town Council calls out cell phone usage on town-paid devices

Cell phone usage will be placed on the agenda of the next Halifax Town Council meeting after current affairs committee members agreed official action is needed.

Gretna man charged in drug distribution

A 37-year-old Gretna man faces a felony charge of distributing a controlled substance, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Halifax man enters Alford plea to drug charges

A 33-year-old Halifax man, Russell Lamont Newman, entered Alford pleas Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit to a pair of charges for distribution of Schedule I/II controlled substance.

SoBo man faces drug charge


A 25-year-old South Boston man faces five drug charges of distributing a controlled substance, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Pump pain expected to only get worse in coming months

Drivers in our area are paying more and more each week at the gas pump.

Teacher turned finance officer retiring after 40 years

After working 40 years with Halifax County Public Schools, Chief Financial Officer William “Bill” R. Covington will resign effective July 1.

Baseball player turns dream into home run

Mountain Grove Baptist Church in South Boston gave a warm welcome to fellow member and retired Major League Baseball player Tony Womack on Sunday when he came to speak at the church’s black history celebration.