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SoBo man sentenced for larceny-related charges

A 56-year-old South Boston man, Charlie Calvin Barksdale, was sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 25 years and 24 months in prison, with all but three years suspended for breaking and entering and grand larceny related charges.

South Boston police warn of purse thefts, scams

South Boston Police Department warns local area shoppers of purse thefts that occurred Saturday and Sunday at Walmart Super Center.

Halifax man pleads guilty to drug charges

A 31-year-old Halifax man will serve 21 years in prison, 15 of which is a minimum, mandatory sentence, for three drug distribution charges.

Following too close charged in wreck


No one was hurt in a three-vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday shortly after 2 p.m. on Highway 501 at the intersection of State Route 654.

Virgilina man facing grand larceny charge


A 28-year-old Virgilina man faces a felony charge of grand larceny.

Death was ‘reckless and unjustified,’ aunt of victim tells court

The attorney representing the family of Randolph Neal Seamster in the wrongful death civil lawsuit against a Halifax County deputy indicated Friday the suit may never have been brought had the family thought the investigation into the shooting death of Seamster had been handled properly.

UPDATE: Police chase turns deadly for Brookneal man

A 44-year-old Brookneal man was killed, and a 25-year-old Halifax County Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized following a deadly chase that ended in the northern section of the county early Sunday morning.

Three facing charges in break-in

Three people face charges following a break-in on McKeever Trail in Nathalie.

Teenage killer staying put in juvenile facility

Dylan Eugene Wynn, who pleaded guilty in December to the murder of his father, Eric Eugene Wynn, was ordered Monday to remain in a state juvenile detention facility after a review in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Man pleads to assault on correctional officer

A 49-year-old Bland man pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a felony charge for assaulting a correctional officer.