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School, community rally for teacher fighting cancer

For the past year, veteran Cluster Springs Elementary School teacher Sarah Vaughan has felt like she has been caught on a roller-coaster ride for which she wasn’t standing in line. 

National Day of Prayer at HCHS Thursday

Songwriter T. Graham Brown will be the featured guest at this year’s National Day of Prayer slated for Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the Halifax County High School auditorium.

Flooding concerns grow with heavy rain in forecast

Halifax County and surrounding areas are bracing for rising floodwaters as several rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will result in a potential for flash flooding through Wednesday.

For 50 years, a commitment to extreme dedication

He has spent the past 50 years fighting fires across Halifax County. 

SoBo mayor receives Patrick Henry Award

On Friday, April 11, Edward Owens, Hampden-Sydney College ’80, was recognized at the Wilson Center Awards Banquet. He received the Patrick Henry Award for leadership in the public interest.

Police: Car rolls down hill, snaps pole in half

A 52-year-old South Boston resident was charged with driving a vehicle with unsafe equipment and defective equipment following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Friday at 741 North Main Street in Halifax. 

Students learn dangers of drunk, distracted driving

Just days before the Halifax County High School prom, area law enforcement agencies joined forces to make students aware of the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.

Fire destroys new home

“No clothes, no TVs, nothing.” That’s how Liberty Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Brown described the state of the Eric Phillips’ family of four after they “lost everything” when their two-story modular home caught fire shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday.

Motels, restaurants prepare for influx of race fans

South Boston Speedway, along with area motels and restaurants, are gearing up for what’s expected to be thousands of race fans descending on Halifax County Thursday for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown.

National Day of Prayer to celebrate 10th anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the National Day of Prayer event when thousands gather all across the country to unite in prayer as they worship God on the National Day of Prayer. On Thursday, May 1, at 6:45 p.m. at the Halifax County High School auditorium, hundreds of locals will gather to observe the National Day of Prayer, “1 Voice, 1 Day, May 1.”