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Two charged with arson in separate fires

Two Halifax County men face felony arson charges in connection with two separate fires that occurred last winter, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Retired HCHS teacher to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Linda Mercer, a retired Halifax County High School journalism and English teacher, has been selected for the Virginia High School League’s Hall of Fame.

Clover farmer harvests his chickpea crop

Clover resident James H. Brown has farmed his entire life and never once thought of growing chickpeas.

Brookneal man charged in missing woman’s death

It’s been over two years since 35-year-old Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis vanished.

Rat droppings appear before trustees again

Emma Sims wants her school cafeteria job back. She claims she was fired from the post after “blowing the whistle” on a rat dropping incident that occurred at Halifax County Middle School in February 2013. 

Longer school days up for talk

No one ever seems to have enough time or money, even in the school system. This will ring true during the Halifax County School Board monthly meeting Monday when Frosty Owens plans to propose lengthening the middle school day and increasing Halifax County Middle School physical education school fees.

Officials probing ‘deposit’ of sign

Campbell County authorities are investigating who “deposited” a “Fire Merle Herndon” sign in the yard of Naruna resident and Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon earlier this month.

Prize pack offered in program that promotes purchasing locally

Fresh local produce such as corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and much more awaits shoppers as the South Boston Farmers Market hits its stride this summer. 

Youth group spruces up Staunton River State Park

Saturday marks the end of a three-week journey where 10 guys joined together to prove that hard work, perseverance and endurance pays off. 

Ex-sheriff released from jail

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, who was sentenced last October in Halifax County Circuit Court to 10 months in jail for five counts of embezzlement, was released Wednesday from a Meherrin River Jail Authority facility in Boydton, according to Sgt. D. Lett.