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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.

Brooks Funeral Home to close at end of month

After being an active business in the South Boston community for almost eight decades, Brooks Funeral Home, located on the corner of Seymour Drive and Main Street in South Boston, will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month.

Regionalizing libraries fizzles

The idea of regionalization seemed to fizzle out during the library board meeting held Tuesday evening in the Halifax County Library.

For 50 years, NHVFD sees changes, growth

Starting out with one fire truck stored in a small garage on the corner of Leda Grove Road and a siren that alerted the firemen of danger, North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department has been a welcome presence in the community for 50 years. 

Tuesday’s statewide tornado drill pushes preparedness

From 2011 to 2013, a total of 67 tornadoes struck Virginia, killing 10 people and injuring more than 100.  

Spring break is safe … for now

“The big news is spring break is safe right now,” said Chairman Kim Farson as she explained Halifax County students, teachers and administrators have no days they have to make up at this point.