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SBS honored for strong commitment to community

General Manager of South Boston Speedway Cathy Rice glanced back and forth between two of her right-hand women, Helen Barksdale and Jenny Morris, as the speedway was announced the Business of the Year at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce’s 59th annual meeting and banquet Tuesday evening. 

Nationwide agent on Halifax County’s side

Halifax resident Brandon Scearce was honored to be held in the same esteem as others before him when the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce presented the Business Person of the Year award to him during its annual meeting and awards banquet Tuesday night at the World of Sports.

Masked bandits surprise workers

A pair of black-masked bandits with omnivorous eating habits and dexterous paws recently tried to call Aquatic Bath located in the industrial park off Philpott Road in South Boston their new home.

School board eyes budget cuts at Thursday meeting

With the possibility of only receiving level funding from the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and the amount of state funding still up in the air, the Halifax County School Board is looking at having to cut at least $2 million from their proposed 2014-15 budget draft. 

Authorities searching for missing county woman

Halifax County resident Nannie Dora Randolph is missing, and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the 65-year-old woman. 

Van flips Friday afternoon

An 89-year-old South Boston man was involved in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before noon Friday in the 3000 block of Old Grubby Road.

Ash spill costs top $12,722 locally — so far

The Feb. 2 Duke Energy coal ash spill in Eden, N.C., has cost the Halifax County Service Authority $12,722.15 so far.

Icon at Halifax Public Library closing book on career

“Enjoy life!” That’s been the motto genealogist Julia Carrington of the Elmo community has held onto her entire life, and she plans to continue to do so as she retires from the Halifax County Public Library. 

Tobacco warehouse transforms into apartments showcasing character, history

The lettering is faded, but one can still make out the name “Nelson” on the façade of the only brick tobacco warehouse remaining in South Boston, now the home of New Brick Historic Lofts, which celebrated its official debut with a ribbon-cutting and open house on Thursday.

Staunton River State Park wants public’s input for master plan

Plans are in the works to spruce up Staunton River State Park, and park personnel are seeking the public’s input.