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Dryer blaze causes nearly $30K in damage

What started as a dryer fire and spread to the kitchen resulted in extensive damage to a home located at 1090 Bill Tuck Highway in South Boston on Thursday afternoon. 

Police bust suspected meth lab; Nathalie man charged

A 25-year-old Nathalie man is in police custody suspected of operating a meth lab at his home on Acorn Road in Nathalie.

Meet Diego: K-9 cop specifically trained to ‘sniff out’ narcotics

For Lt. D. H. Barksdale, a K-9 handler at the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, his dog, Diego, is more than just a work dog — he’s a friend and member of the Barksdale family. “Diego is my buddy. He’s my partner. He is a family pet,” Barksdale said. Barksdale has had the 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd since 2011, and man’s best friend already was trained when the sheriff’s office purchased him.

Halifax tourism wins two awards

Growth of tourism in Halifax County was recognized over the weekend when the Department of Tourism received two awards, Visitor Center of the Year and Heritage Tourism for the Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival, both presented by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB). 

Police report: Conversation with Jesus ends in crash

A charge of reckless driving is pending against a 56-year-old Halifax woman who was seriously injured and airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Thursday night on Mountain Road near Ball Park Loop in Halifax.

Driver airlifted to Duke following Friday wreck

A two-vehicle wreck late Friday morning in the 6000 block of Bethel Road resulted in the driver of one of the vehicles involved being airlifted to Duke University Medical Center.

Pastors dedicate tombstone to local educator

Baptist moderators, pastors, ministers and citizens of Halifax County and surrounding areas gathered Saturday afternoon to dedicate a tombstone at the gravesite of Professor Caleb Robinson. 

Granddaughter of Scottsburg’s July 4th parade founder trying to save tradition

For Destiney Perkins of Scottsburg, the annual Scottsburg Fourth of July Parade was a time to spend the day with her grandfather and watch as he passed out participation ribbons to everyone in the parade. 

SoBo man charged with second-degree murder, eluding police

A South Boston man, Ronnie S. Fichera, faces charges of second-degree murder and a felony charge of fleeing to elude following a police chase that resulted in a fatal crash April 3 on I-40 in Greensboro, N.C., according to Guilford County Assistant District Attorney Veronica Edmisten.

Volunteers needed to develop Nathalie community garden

Springtime is upon us, and Marsha Layne of Nathalie wants to collect resources and manpower to grow a community garden on her land as soon as possible to provide healthy crops for those who struggle financially.