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UPDATE: Two Halifax County storm victims identified

A fast-moving severe thunderstorm accompanied by strong winds, fierce lightning and quarter-sized hail raced through Halifax County Tuesday around 4 p.m. leaving in its wake a number of downed trees and spotty power outages.

Former Daystrom workers reunite

Several hundred former employees, spouses and family members didn’t let chilly April temperatures dampen their spirits Saturday when they reunited to celebrate Daystrom Furniture’s 50th anniversary year.

Gazette-Virginian launches new website

Today, The Gazette-Virginian launched a new online experience:

After pumping up near records, gas prices retreat

Prices at the pump continued to stabilize, even retreat in some areas of the country, this week, including South Boston where a gallon of unleaded gas could be bought for $3.59 at Gene’s Orange Market near Riverdale.

Fatal vision goggles simulate driving drunk for high school students

Halifax County High School’s prom is Saturday evening, and area police are joining forces to make students aware of the dangers of drunk driving before they hit the road enroute to their big night.

Halifax County taxes in the mail

Halifax County 2012 real estate tax bills were mailed out this week, Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster said Thursday. 

U.S. Senate candidate tours Southside Virginia

Former Virginia Governor and former United States Senator George Allen who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U. S. Senate seat brought his campaign to Halifax County Tuesday touring Lindstrand Technologies before speaking with a group of supporters gathered at Ernie’s for a Dutch treat lunch.

Halifax youth showcase cows, goats, sheep

Halifax County High School student Ellen Crowder showed the Grand Champion steer at Monday’s 54th Annual Halifax County Livestock Show and Sale.

Former Daystrom workers to reunite

Daystrom Furniture of South Boston manufactured dinette sets, buffets, hutches and other furniture for untold numbers of consumers from 1962-1996.

Gazette claims 11 press awards

Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler and Doug Ford claimed 11 awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Roanoke.