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Trailer in Nathalie destroyed

A 6-year-old child and her parents were displaced from their home early Friday morning after a fire destroyed their mobile home located at 1018 Thornton’s Road in Nathalie, according to a Red Cross representative. 

Celebration honors Martin Luther King Jr.

The Halifax County Business and Professional Council sponsored its annual birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street in South Boston.  Participating in the celebration are (front row from left) guest speakers Dr. Patricia Crews and Samuel Chambers; South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel, recipient of the council’s Community Service Award; and guest speaker Lamont Logan; (second row from left) Halifax County Business and Professional Council officer Helen Leigh; Dwight Scott, who introduced the guest speakers; and council officers Linda Owen and Mattie Cowan; (third row from left) council officers Sharon Medley, Gara Chandler and Stanley Jeffress; (back row from left) council officers Leland Luck and the Rev. Kevin Chandler.  

Raises eyed for library workers

No action was taken on moving the law library when the Halifax County Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday in the Halifax Library, but raises are being sought for library employees who haven’t seen a pay hike for the last five years. 

Woodview gets $435,000 in tobacco funding

Halifax Regional Health System was the recipient of $435,000 in economic development funding awarded last week by the Virginia Tobacco Commission for a 36-bed expansion at Woodview nursing home. 

Governor’s School off table this year after heated debate

Halifax County High School students will not have the chance to attend Governor’s School during the next school year. 

Transportation official resigns school position

Halifax County Public Schools Department of Transportation Coordinator Earl Womack has resigned from his position with the school system effective immediately.

Minor flooding creates few issues

Recent rains forced the Dan River at South Boston out of its banks Monday but did not threaten Riverdale businesses.

Early Monday wreck brings traffic to standstill on U.S. 58

Traffic in both east and westbound lanes of Highway 58 came to a standstill Monday morning following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at the intersection of State Route 658 and Philpott Road in Turbeville.

Motorcyclist airlifted after Sunday afternoon wreck

Lifeflight airlifted a motorcyclist to Duke University Medical Center from a nearby landing zone following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on Bold Springs Road (State Route 706) on Sunday afternoon involving his motorcycle and an older-model Chevrolet Silverado truck. 

If disaster strikes, are you ready?

When a catastrophic disaster strikes, neighborhoods are on their own during the early stages.