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NAACP honors editor at Jubilee Day

News & Record Editor Sylvia O. McLaughlin on Wednesday became the 15th recipient of the Cora Tucker Award given annually by the local chapter of the NAACP.

Millionaire to be revealed in Friday Farmville presentation

Three lucky people entered the New Year a million dollars richer after winning the Virginia New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, and one of those winners who happened to purchase his lucky ticket from a store in Halifax County is ready to come forward and claim his prize.


A former sheriff carted off to jail on embezzlement charges, successful completion of a hospital merger combined with a 686-686 tie for the ED-6 school board seat that had to be broken by luck of the draw and a judge denying an angry group of school retirees their Local Optional Retirement Plan benefits made 2013 a year for the record books in Halifax County.

Crash kills Dollar General center supervisor

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This  story about a single-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of a supervisor at the South Boston Dollar General Distribution Center Thursday is reprinted with permission from the Daily Dispatch in Henderson, N.C.)

Sluggish flu season nothing to sneeze at

This year’s flu season has reportedly gotten off to a sluggish start nationwide, and Virginia has reported low flu-like activity so far.

Driver in critical condition one week following accident

Durwin Whitehead, the driver of a BMW involved in a two-vehicle wreck last Sunday on James D. Hagood Highway, remains in critical condition at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., a hospital spokesperson confirmed Sunday afternoon.

Nabbed on Christmas Eve

Charlie the beagle scampered out of his foster home backyard on Marshall Avenue to see what the rest of the world was doing on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, he was nabbed by South Boston Police Officer F. A. Powell soon after wandering off before any harm could befall him. 

Missing snowmen missed by all

Back in the days before Christmas decorations went viral, and inflatable figures became all the rage, most every homeowner settled for wreaths on the door and candles in the windows. However, C. B. Fore took his love of the holiday season one step further.

The gift of life at Christmas

Several people are here to enjoy Christmas this year thanks to the gift of a Nelson woman. Jamie Elliott Satterfield, who passed away in June, was an organ donor. Her generosity gave seven people a new chance at life and dozens more a chance for a better life.

Brookneal man killed in Sunday morning wreck

A single-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Phenix claimed the life of a Brookneal man.