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Fire causes $40,000 in damage to Mountain Road home

A Friday evening house fire caused $40,000 damage to Ann Spangler’s home on 3100 Mountain Road in Halifax, according to a Halifax Volunteer Fire Department spokesman.

Public input is sought to improve Halifax County impaired streams

A public meeting to discuss a water quality improvement plan for three Halifax County streams on the state “dirty waters” list will be held June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, USDA Farm Services Building, 171 S. Main St., Halifax.

Making a difference, one bead at a time

Nuevo Jicarito, meaning new hickory, is the name of a small village in Nicaragua where Halifax County resident Jennifer Chappell is making a difference.

UPDATE: Pair save victim’s life in fiery Halifax crash

One of three persons injured when a car collided head-on into pickup truck at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Mountain Road and Union Church Road owes his life to a pair of nearby residents.

Coyote seminar set June 15 in Scottsburg

Coyotes are becoming more than just unseen nuisances with a number of coyote sightings recently reported in the Town of Halifax and surrounding areas.

VIDEO: Dozens attend Memorial Day service in Halifax

Raymond Shelton, a 97-year-old WWII veteran who served in the 92nd Infantry Division, and Pete Myers of South Boston’s own Company F 116th Infantry of 29th Division, were among the 100 guests attending Monday’s Memorial Day service sponsored by the John M. Jordan Camp #581 Sons of Confederate Veterans at the War Memorial in Halifax.

Man faces charge in deadly 2010 accident

A 44-year-old Clover man faces a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a wreck that occurred Sept. 28, 2010 in the Town of South Boston, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Fire destroys vacant South Boston home

An early Saturday morning blaze destroyed a vacant two-story wood frame house on Spring Avenue in South Boston.

$22,000 raised at Virgilina Summerfest

Almost 6,000 people attended the 30th annual Virgilina Summerfest hosted by the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department Saturday in downtown Virgilina.

Two Halifax County youth killed in Saturday wrecks

A pair of Halifax County youth died in separate wrecks early Saturday morning and later that same day, with speed a factor in both wrecks, according to Virginia State Police.