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Wreck seriously injures Cluster Springs woman

A 26-year-old Cluster Springs woman is in serious condition at Duke Medical Center after being ejected from a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Friday on Highway 501 at its intersection with State Route 759, according to an accident report filed by investigating State Trooper J. R. Abbott.

Leaders who helped build art program to step down

Three “stars” associated with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s  Business of Art & Design program — two staff and one student — have accepted positions with Glerin Business Resources, Inc.,  in Halifax, Executive Director Dr. Betty H. Adams announced Friday.

One thing she won’t miss: Chasing down students to enforce school dress code

Needing some flexibility in her life, Halifax County High School Associate Principal Debbie Griles retired effective June 30 after 24 years with the Halifax County Public School System.

Separate fires damage home in Halifax, destroy cabin

A fire early Saturday morning resulted in an estimated $80,000 damage to the Halifax residence of John Mitchell.

SVHEC outlines plan to survive

Sustainability is the number one priority for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, now more than ever.

Power restored to more customers following storm

All of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s customers in Halifax County had power restored Thursday morning, and Dominion was reporting only 29 customers in Southside remained powerless as the state continued to recover from severe storms that struck the commonwealth June 29-30.     

Hot, dry weather takes toll on Halifax crops

It’s hot, and little if any relief is in sight this week. 

SLIDESHOW: Scottsburg celebrates America's birthday

It was a typical firecracker hot summer day in Scottsburg for its 32nd July Fourth Celebration.

Drakes Branch man killed in freak accident

A 61-year-old Drakes Branch man was killed in a work related accident Monday, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff R. W. Hawkins.

Columbarium taking shape at Halifax Memorial Gardens

Construction of South Boston’s first columbarium is proceeding, with the latest addition a granite structure designed to hold 48 niches for cremated remains.