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What a journey

For 27-year-old Josh Martin, even heart surgery can’t slow him down. This hopeful soon-to-be mission pilot just can’t stand to sit still. 

After terrifying wreck, determination shines

In July of last year, Reid Roller suffered terrifying injuries in an automobile accident. He sustained a spinal cord injury and was left paralyzed from the chest down. Although not realized until later, he also had a broken jaw.  This resulted in his jaw being wired shut for six weeks following surgery whereupon he was relegated to a liquid diet. 

Governor talks Medicaid in Halifax stop

After spending two weeks traveling across the state making 15 stops listening to concerns about Virginia’s uninsured, Gov. Terry McAuliffe made his last stop at Halifax Regional Hospital on Tuesday afternoon meeting with town and county officials and Halifax Regional Hospital personnel and staff.

Charge filed in Monday stabbing

A 36-year-old Sutherlin man faces a felony charge of malicious wounding following a stabbing that occurred Monday evening at Honey Tree Apartments on Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.

Ice throws curve ball in days to make-up

At first March 17 was scheduled to be a day off for students and a workday for teachers and administrators.

Police: No foul play suspected in recent South Boston deaths

No foul play is suspected in two recent deaths that occurred in South Boston based on the preliminary results from the chief medical examiner’s office in Richmond.

Fire displaces family of six

A house fire in the 8000 block of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway displaced a family of six shortly after noon Saturday.

Jury: 24 years for shooting at officer

A Halifax County Circuit Court jury returned guilty verdicts Friday against 35-year-old Scottsburg resident John Phillip Martin for five charges related to an armed confrontation between Martin and Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputy Stanley Britton Jr. in October 2011.

Virgilina construction making way for more business

Brick by brick, construction crews started working Tuesday to demolish the bank building standing at the intersection of Florence Avenue and Seventh Street in Virgilina. 

Yet another round of wintry weather headed this way

Old man winter will not let go. While county residents enjoyed spring-like weather Saturday with plenty of sun pushing temperatures into the mid-70s, forecasters now are predicting another night of wintry weather Sunday into Monday.