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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.

Where's winter? Warmer temps blamed on La Nina

Could the spring-like weather experienced this winter cause a damper on upcoming crops?

Halifax council receives report on cops

As Halifax Town Council prepares to continue discussions on scaling back the town’s police force, Town Manager Carl Espy has provided council members with the Halifax Police Department Report on 2011 calls for service.

Police: Spaceship lifted in Halifax County

The metal spaceship that for years has been a fixture in a yard on the side of U.S. 58 West is now gone to planets unknown.

Officials arrest four suspects in Nathalie quick shop break-in

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a break-in that occurred last Friday night at Johnson Store located on Acorn Road in Nathalie. 

Sunday hunting shot down

Rural Virginia will enjoy peace and quiet with respite from hunters for at least another year, after a House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources subcommittee voted to table three bills that would have repealed or rolled back the state’s current ban on Sunday hunting.

Halifax County burglary prompts warning to public

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Halifax Police Department are reporting thefts of metal and copper and urge area residents to watch out for their neighbors’ property.

L.E. Coleman African-American Museum full of history

The former all African-American Mountain Road No. 1 school located at 3011 Mountain Road closed in the early 70s and stood vacant for several years before becoming the L.E. Coleman African-American Museum in 2005.