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Traffic issues highlighted during ‘Distracted Driving Awareness Month’ in April

“Drive Smart Virginia” and the Town of Halifax Police Department remind the public that April is ‘Distracted Driving Awareness Month.’” 

Retired Halifax utility workers to gather next week

Known by a variety of names — Virginia Public Service, Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO), Virginia Power and Dominion Power — the South Boston based utility company has been a fixture in the community for several decades.

Band gets crowd pumped in South Boston concert

Talk about the “wow” factor.  The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus had that and more in a bravado performance Thursday night at Halifax County High School in front of a packed house.

Despite not having final state numbers, school board OKs budget

Halifax County School Board members approved the 2012-13 proposed budget Friday night during its final budget work session solely working with the governor’s budget figures.

Historic lottery jackpot brings out South Boston crowds

The Apple Market on Halifax Road in South Boston was busy Thursday morning, but it wasn’t because of falling gas prices. Residents were filing in to purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket in hopes of winning the historic $540 million jackpot.

Chamber winner a ‘cut’ above the rest

Before ever driving a car, Charles Anderson, owner and president of Charles Anderson Lawn Care Service, was driving a lawn mower and making money.

Hospital leader embraces life lesson on giving back

In 1985 Chris Lumsden and his wife, Linda, moved to South Boston to make a living, but they soon discovered they could make an “outstanding life” here.

Fresh events aim to keep SoBo market growing

It’s that time of year again, and soon the South Boston Farmers Market will provide affordable fresh produce to the residents of Halifax County and surrounding areas once again.

Halifax man set to plead guilty to more than 200 child porn counts

Thomas Dale Anderson, a 41-year-old Halifax resident, will plead guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to over 200 counts of distribution of child pornography, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White.

VDOT to hold highway project meeting April 5

The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a second citizen information meeting regarding spot improvements to Route 501 in Campbell and Halifax counties on Thursday, April 5.