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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.

UPDATE: Virgilina teen seriously injured in crash

A 17-year-old female juvenile from Virgilina was seriously injured when the pickup truck she was driving crashed into another pickup truck at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on Route 96, three tenths of a mile east the intersection of Charlie Lawson Road (Route 725) near Virgilina.

Gazette kicks off subscription drive

The Gazette-Virginian subscription drive gets under way today with Halifax County subscribers paying only $18 for a year’s subscription to the county’s largest newspaper, a savings of $10 off the regular $28.

In SoBo, these drums move to the biomass beat

Two huge drums rolled into South Boston earlier this week prompting authorities to stop traffic to allow the large mud drum and steam drum to safely make their way to South Boston Energy, LLC, the new $150 million 49.9-megawatt wood-fired power generating facility currently under construction at the former Georgia-Pacific site on Plywood Trail.

Walls going up on expansion for dental clinic

Construction is moving right along on the Halifax Regional Dental Clinic, located in Houghton Industrial Park in South Boston.

Bull on the loose creates scare at Goodwill

Shoppers at the Goodwill store in Centerville were not alone Saturday morning when a bull on the loose wandered from a nearby pasture into the store’s parking lot.