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College living quarters eyed in new development next to Dan River

In 1970 a young man came to South Boston with $7,000 and a dream.  He started a business, Climate Control, in hopes it would fill a need for the citizens of Halifax County and the surrounding areas while also providing for his family.  

Halifax man sentenced for larceny, firearm charges

A 22-year-old Halifax man, Marcus Tyler Hughes, was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court for larceny, firearms, breaking and entering and drug charges.

Exhibit seeks African-American top 10 leaders in Halifax County

When one takes the time to broaden horizons to heighten cultural awareness, they tend to learn more than what meets the eye. 

County population declines as many localities in Virginia experience natural decrease

Population growth in Virginia slowed last year as fewer people moved to the state, but the commonwealth still outpaced the nation, according to the most recent official state population estimates developed by demographers from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

PHOTOS: Halifax County on fringe of historic winter storm

When it comes to snow, it’s all about location. Traditionally, the northern parts of Halifax County receive the heaviest blanket of frozen precipitation. This time, the tables seem turned.

Crews busy with field fires Monday

A rash of field fires across the county kept area fire departments busy Monday afternoon and resulted in several acres of pasture and cutover land being burned.

With room ablaze, Woodview patients rescued by staff

No one was hurt, but 60 residents of Unit 3 at The Woodview had to be evacuated early Saturday morning after a fire destroyed Room 315 and caused significant smoke damage to that section of the nursing home.

Academy aims ‘to reach people with the gospel’

After praying about it for three years, Grace Baptist Church members have set into motion Grace Christian Academy for grades K-5 at 1058 Buckshoal Road in Virgilina. 

Dog tag deadline Feb. 1

Dog owners are reminded the 2014 dog tags need to be on dogs by Feb. 1, said Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster.  

Warner hears job concerns on Southern Va. swing

Jobs, or the lack thereof, in addition to student debt continue to be the chief concerns of Southern Virginians if you ask Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D).