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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.

Driver trapped in crash

Durwin Whitehead was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Red Level Road and James D. Hagood Highway (Highway 360).

Addison Marable, icon of sports community, dies Saturday

Walter “Addison” Marable, first sports editor at The Gazette-Virginian and a noted area coach, umpire, bowler and sports enthusiast and historian, died Saturday at The Woodview.

No new leads after search for missing man

Search and rescue teams from across the state spent the weekend combing wooded areas in the Mt. Laurel community searching for any trace of 61-year-old James Oliver Brown, a Mt. Laurel community resident who has not been seen since Thanksgiving Day.

Proposed rates approved after two speak out at public hearing

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved proposed changes in the water and sewer rates for the coming fiscal year after hearing two people speak during the public hearing Thursday evening.

Friday blaze burns home

A Friday morning fire caused extensive damage to a single-story brick house owned by Grace Richardson of 3177 L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway in Halifax.