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IDA names new executive director; will start July 16

County resident Matthew Leonard is the new Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director.

Summer arrives with garden goods, music

The Town of Halifax will kick off the summer season with its first Friday Night Jams today from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by Halifax Farmers Market grand opening Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Halifax Farmers Market.

Virginia Beach man charged with reckless driving

A 37-year-old Virginia Beach man was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on Route 58, two-tenths of a mile west of State Route 703.

Battle of Staunton River Bridge to be remembered

In June of 1864, Union cavalry under the command of General James H. Wilson and August V. Kautz were making a raid through Southside Virginia, leaving a trail of destruction behind them.

Shining Star Drag Racing memorializes daughter

Thirteen years after tragedy struck the Wade family, Owen Wade remembers his daughter who he often referred to as his “shining star.”

On tap: Virginia ABC stores will open on Sundays

ABC stores will open on Sundays starting July 1.

SoBo-Halifax Junior Woman’s Club adopts crossing site

The South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman’s Club has taken a stand to promote and protect a piece of their community by adopting the Crossing of the Dan Park site.

Uranium opponents: Governor sidestepping process to lift ban on mining

Representatives of the Piedmont Residents in Defense of the Environment (PRIDE) and Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA) attended the Uranium Working Group's public briefing at the Chatham High School Monday afternoon in Chatham. 

As coyote woes increase, Halifax crowd gets educated

Coyotes beware. Area farmers, landowners, homeowners and outdoor recreationists are educating themselves about the increasing population of coyotes in the county.

Halifax IDA executive director search narrows

The search for a new executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has been narrowed to two candidates, Search Committee Chairman Chris Lumsden told authority members Friday during their regular monthly meeting.