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Abduction charge ends with plea of no contest

A 23-year-old Scottsburg man entered a no contest plea Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to seven charges, including abduction.

Commonwealth’s attorney honored for state bar service

The Council of the Virginia State Bar Association recognized Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White for almost 25 years of volunteer service to the organization at its annual meeting Thursday.

Governor’s mining group to meet; opponents urge attendance

The Uranium Mining Work Group, a state panel appointed to study regulations and safeguards necessary before a 1982 ban on uranium mining can be lifted, will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Chatham High School, 100 Cavalier Circle in Chatham.

Halifax County Public Schools finance officer search continues

Halifax County Public Schools has yet to fill the chief financial officer position being vacated by Bill Covington on June 30.

Uranium opponents to meet before group’s public briefing in Chatham

The Piedmont Resident in Defense of the Environment (PRIDE) and Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA) will hold a press conference Monday at 5 p.m. at Chatham High School prior to the Uranium Working Group’s public briefing at 6 p.m.

Convergence Art Guild loses home in Town of Halifax

The Convergence Art Guild in Halifax is losing its home. At the end of June the guild will vacate its building. 

Concerns over Uranium Working Group remain

Two environmental groups opposed to lifting the moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia still have not received a satisfactory response from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell concerning their letter raising concerns about the lack of transparency within the Uranium Working Group.

Input sought on future of YMCAs

Three YMCAs will soon merge, and board members are seeking input concerning the merger at a town hall meeting next Monday evening at the South Boston Y.

George Allen carries Halifax County

Just as expected, voter turnout was very light in Halifax County for Tuesday’s U.S. Senate Republican Primary, and George F. Allen beat the competition here hands down.

Voters didn’t get the memo: Turnout low for GOP Primary

Tuesday was Republican Primary Day in Virginia, but county voters didn’t seem to get the memo.