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Granddaughter of Scottsburg’s July 4th parade founder trying to save tradition

For Destiney Perkins of Scottsburg, the annual Scottsburg Fourth of July Parade was a time to spend the day with her grandfather and watch as he passed out participation ribbons to everyone in the parade. 

SoBo man charged with second-degree murder, eluding police

A South Boston man, Ronnie S. Fichera, faces charges of second-degree murder and a felony charge of fleeing to elude following a police chase that resulted in a fatal crash April 3 on I-40 in Greensboro, N.C., according to Guilford County Assistant District Attorney Veronica Edmisten.

Volunteers needed to develop Nathalie community garden

Springtime is upon us, and Marsha Layne of Nathalie wants to collect resources and manpower to grow a community garden on her land as soon as possible to provide healthy crops for those who struggle financially. 

When it comes to prom, extravagance now extends to popping the question

As the sun sets on Saturday, April 26, the entrance of Halifax County High School is expected to become crowded with hundreds of Halifax County residents lining up to witness their children, grandchildren, friends and relatives walk the “red carpet” to the school for that special evening, their 2014 high school prom. This year’s event features a 1920’s theme, “Dancing in the Streets.”

Alton man dies following Tuesday morning crash

An 84-year-old Alton man died following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning in the 4000 block of Cluster Springs Road in South Boston.

Change in the works for school lunch preparation?

How lunches are prepared for students at Cluster Springs Early Learning Center could change next year when Halifax County School Board revisits the idea in May. 

Scottsburg annual Fourth of July parade canceled this year

A Halifax County tradition will not happen this year after a Monday vote by Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corporation canceling its Fourth of July celebration.

Man on bicycle hit by vehicle

A bicyclist was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center with leg injuries and possible road rash after being struck by a motor vehicle Saturday evening on westbound James D. Hagood Highway near South Boston Speedway, according to Virginia State Police.

Gazette staffers win press awards

Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler, Doug Ford and Paula Bryant claimed eight awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Richmond.

New place, time for school board meeting

Halifax County School Board’s April monthly meeting will occur at a new place and time.