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Halifax council member attacks reports on police issue

About a dozen Halifax residents and the three Halifax Police Officers attended the Halifax Town Council work session Wednesday night in town hall to voice concerns about the department’s future restructuring.

Halifax resident travels the Silk Road

Recently while visiting the Caucasus Region I had the opportunity to travel to Armenia for the day. Armenia, a land locked country about the size of the state of Maryland, shares borders with Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran.

Out of order: Area 454 prefix number outage affects 2,000

More than 2,000 Halifax County residents with phone number prefixes of 454 could not use their landline telephones Thursday afternoon, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.

Survey deadline looming in Halifax superintendent search

The deadline for completing a criteria survey in the search for a new school superintendent for Halifax County is Monday.

Alton man faces felony possession of stolen property

A 20-year-old Alton man faces a felony charge of possession of stolen property with the intent to distribute, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records. 

Tax hike floated as option to fill Halifax budget gap

A $1.4 million deficit is facing Halifax County Board of Supervisors as they start to tackle  the 2012-2013 budget draft that includes funding requests from departments and agencies totaling $87.7 million.

Halifax spaceship not stolen; just visiting another land in N.C.

The mystery of the missing spaceship from U.S. 58 West has been solved, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Steve Cassada who released the initial missing flying saucer report over the weekend.

Judge affirms jury verdict for Scribner in murder of son-in-law

Halifax County Circuit Court Judge Joel Cunningham has affirmed a jury’s recommended sentence of 22 years and six months in prison for Debra Kaye Scribner for first-degree murder and related conspiracy and firearm charges in the shooting death of her son-in-law, Eric Eugene Wynn, last April.

Halifax housing project receives $800,000 boost from grant

Pine Height Trail Housing Rehabilitation Project in Halifax County is one of four community improvement projects in the state to receive $3.15 million in Community Development Block Grant funding, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday.

Residents warned after cat is discovered with rabies in Virgilina

A cat in the area of Wilborne Road in Virgilina has tested positive for rabies.