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Reception honors a gallery of greatness

Seven local African-Americans will be honored with a reception on Friday for their achievements as the most influential and respected African-American leaders in South Boston/Halifax County.

Former cafeteria worker not backing down

Although Emma Sims wants to go back to work in a school cafeteria, she said Friday she is not going to be “pacified” by the Halifax County School Board’s offer last week to work as a substitute cafeteria worker in the upcoming school year.

Equipment issue temporarily limits some library services

South Boston Public Library System experienced the failure of a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) on Thursday. This device allows access to the library’s integrated library system (ILS) and the online catalog.  

Parents look for closure after suspect indicted

After two years of praying and hoping that their daughter, Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis, would come home alive, Gayle Snead and Kenneth Beadles said Wednesday they are finally accepting she may never come home.

Officials to appeal athletic proposal

Halifax County High School officials will appeal the Virginia High School League’s proposed 2015-2016 conference and region realignment plan that places Halifax County High School in a conference with six Richmond-area schools and a region that will include beach-area schools to the east.

Two charged with arson in separate fires

Two Halifax County men face felony arson charges in connection with two separate fires that occurred last winter, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Retired HCHS teacher to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Linda Mercer, a retired Halifax County High School journalism and English teacher, has been selected for the Virginia High School League’s Hall of Fame.

Clover farmer harvests his chickpea crop

Clover resident James H. Brown has farmed his entire life and never once thought of growing chickpeas.

Brookneal man charged in missing woman’s death

It’s been over two years since 35-year-old Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis vanished.

Rat droppings appear before trustees again

Emma Sims wants her school cafeteria job back. She claims she was fired from the post after “blowing the whistle” on a rat dropping incident that occurred at Halifax County Middle School in February 2013.