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Firemen save kitty from burning Halifax County house

Jennifer Barksdale’s 1-year-old kitten, Tommy, came very close to using up one of his nine lives Sunday afternoon.

Scout leader drowns at Buggs Island

An assistant leader of the Boy Scouts of America Cradock Troop 223 died in a drowning accident Saturday at Buggs Island Lake.

Halifax County Service Authority adopts budget

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors adopted the proposed $4.7 million operating budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year during its regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon in the conference room of the Halifax County Service Authority Operations and Administration Office.

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.