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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. 

Gate malfunction raises worry for fire crews

South Boston firefighters are prepared to extinguish blazes, but when they have to battle railroad crossing gates for hours before making it to the scene of the fire, “It’s not good,” said South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

In memory of Alex Williamson, firemen gain equipment

Alex Williamson’s commitment to county volunteer firefighters is continuing to be felt four years after his passing.

Library board ponders going regional

Even though board members voiced their concern about regionalizing the Halifax Public and the South Boston Public libraries last month, they plan to hear an update on regionalization at their meeting Tuesday. 

Spring break in jeopardy?

County students’ spring break vacation days between April 14-18 may be in jeopardy as school officials debate whether to use these days for make-up days when the Halifax County School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax. 

Sirens to sound Tuesday in state tornado drill

Tuesday has been proclaimed Tornado Preparedness Day in Virginia. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:45 a.m.