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Report of fire evacuates ABB employees in South Boston

No estimate of damages was available Thursday following a minor fire that occurred Wednesday at 6:21 p.m. at ABB on Philpott Road in South Boston.

Farmers pleased about withdrawn youth labor regulations

Farm families and their relatives across Virginia are welcoming the recent decision to withdraw proposed federal restrictions on underage farm employees.

Two enter plea in animal fighting in Halifax County

A pair of defendants entered Alford pleas Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to charges related to animal fighting in a 2010 raid in Cluster Springs.

Feeling grounded? Get airborne in five steps

Wanna be a pilot? A child, 8-17 years old, can begin a process — beginning with the child’s first flight and leading to becoming a licensed pilot absolutely free — at Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1442’s annual fly-in, Show Time 2012.  

Hughes, Manning, Younger take SoBo Town Council

South Boston and Scottsburg voters settled races for two town councils Tuesday, with newcomers Bob Hughes and Tina Wyatt Younger joining South Boston Council incumbent Connie Manning who returned to office. They will join incumbent councilmen Coleman Speece, Ed Owens and Bill Snead, who weren’t up for reelection Tuesday.

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.