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Former Gazette-Virginian staff writer, columnist dies

Retired Gazette-Virginian staff writer and columnist Samuel L. “Sonny” Riddle Jr. died Wednesday morning at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Hogs gone wild create new nuisance for Halifax County

Watch out Halifax County! Feral hogs are on the loose, and they’re posing a threat to local livestock, cropland and forestland, according to Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Jason Fisher. 

Library downsizes: Four employees go part-time

Halifax County-South Boston Public Library is being forced to downsize due to budget cuts. 

Misprint causes confusion among some hunters

Hunters in the county can now hunt from ground level with rifles larger than .22 caliber rimfire after the Halifax County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in April to amend an ordinance in an effort to manage the county’s coyote and deer populations.

Nathalie woman’s Olympic dreams come true

As Queen Elizabeth made her famous landing during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies in London Friday night, and as the games get under way in earnest this week, one Nathalie woman’s memories of a past Olympics are being rekindled.

Lightning strikes Halifax County 911 center

Lightning struck the Halifax County 911 Center located on Cowford Road in Halifax during a storm Friday afternoon.

Halifax County among areas approved for federal disaster aid following storms

Halifax County is among the 62 counties FEMA has approved for federal disaster assistance in the wake of June 29-July 1 storms.

Charlotte County teen killed in logging accident

A 19-year-old Charlotte County man employed by Mast Brothers Logging Company of Scottsburg was killed in a logging accident Thursday morning in the Pamplin area of Prince Edward County.

Facing budget woes, library cutting branch office hours, personnel pay

When the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library Board went behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon, they faced a $67,358 budget gap.

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival promises new twist Friday

The Virginia Cantaloupe Festival has come a long way over the past 31 years, Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Nancy Pool said on the eve of the 32nd annual festival as she and her staff work to make this year’s event the best yet.