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Goode announces run for president

Former 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode announced Friday he would seek the Constitutional Party nomination for President of the United States.

Roads improve; refreeze possible overnight

11 a.m. update:


As of 10:30 a.m., major roads across the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation are generally clear of snow and crews are continuing to work on secondary routes.

Crossing history: Crowd remembers those who fought

Guilford Courthouse Fife and Drum Corps under the direction of Stephen Ware led numerous reenactors, the Halifax County and Chatham High School JROTC color guards and spectators from  The Prizery to Boyd’s Ferry Saturday morning following the 231st annual Crossing of the Dan commemoration ceremony held in the  Chastain Theater.

Advertising begins for new leader of Halifax schools

Halifax County school system officials began the process Friday of advertising for a new school superintendent.

Planner joins race for South Boston Town Council

The race for South Boston Town Council continues to heat up with retired businessman and current South Boston Planning Commission member Bob Hughes announcing his intention to run.

Part-timers to help fill gap in Halifax Police Department

A pair of part-time police officers is headed to Halifax to fill vacant positions in the town.

School board forgoes figures, points to the positives

Halifax County School Board members decided to present a different perspective to Halifax County Supervisors during their annual strategic planning session Thursday.

County budget deficit sliced

Halifax County’s upcoming budget gap has been reduced from $1.4 million to about $800,000, and during a board of supervisors planning session Thursday, Finance Director Stephanie Jackson told supervisors the best course of action would be to fund each department for 2012-2013 at no more than current levels, with no new hires.

Halifax councilman apologizes to Gazette staff writer

At the start of Tuesday night’s Halifax Town Council meeting, Councilman Bill Confroy publicly apologized to Gazette-Virginian Staff Writer Danielle Vaughn for remarks he made at a Feb. 8 work session concerning “misinformation” he said she had reported concerning council’s remarks about the Halifax Police Department.

Reckless driving charged in Halifax log truck wreck

A Warrenton, N.C., truck driver was injured, and traffic was brought to a standstill Wednesday afternoon shortly after 1 p.m. in a single-vehicle logging truck wreck on Highway 501 in Halifax near Golf Course Road.