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W-C Housing project gets $600,000 grant

The Washington-Coleman Housing Project is one of four projects in Virginia to receive a portion of $4.1 million in Community Block Grant funding, Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office announced Thursday.

Weather prompts parade change

For only the second time in the Alton Christmas Parade’s history, the date and time will change.

Authorities search for man missing since Thanksgiving

James Oliver Brown, a 61-year-old Mt. Laurel community resident, has not been seen since Thanksgiving Day, and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Brown.

Meeting Mandela: Scottsburg native recalls life-changing encounter

For Scottsburg native Clara Lumpkin, the Thursday death of anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, philanthropist and South Africa’s President Nelson Mandela was truly devastating for her. 

Governor’s School nixed from agenda, citing ‘majority board’ needed at meeting

The fate of Governor’s School has been postponed yet again. 

Forum enlightens area legislators on system of support

Elected members of the Virginia General Assembly participated in a legislative forum held Tuesday hosted by the Arc of Southern Virginia and the Arc of Southside at Riverstone Technology Building in South Boston.

Bigger-than-ever crowd braves the cold at SoBo parade

A cold crowd ushered in the Christmas season Saturday night during the annual South Boston Christmas Parade.

19 wagons roll in Halifax parade

“Christmas Is For Giving” and giving they did as excited children pulled 19 wagons decorated to fit the Christmas Spirit down the Town of Halifax’s sidwalk Friday evening.

Wreck kills SoBo man

A single-vehicle wreck claimed the life of Justin Esmond Whitaker, a 23-year-old South Boston man, late Saturday night on Route 96, four-tenths of a mile east of Highway 501 in the Virgilina community.

Governor’s School fate to be decided at meeting

After months of discussion, Halifax County High School students will find out Monday night whether they will have the opportunity to participate in Governor’s School next year.