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Rash of fires keep county crews busy

Firefighters stayed busy Wednesday afternoon fighting a rash of brush fires that broke out throughout the county.

Promoting the love of reading, six visitors entertain students

As Cluster Springs Elementary students began their school day Thursday morning, it was not like any other school day. 

Construction zone wreck causes havoc

One lane of northbound traffic on Huell Matthews Highway (Highway 501 South) near the Virginia/North Carolina state line was blocked Wednesday afternoon following a wreck that occurred around 3 p.m., seven-tenths of a mile south of State Route 96.  

Funeral home to remain open under new owners

Brooks Funeral Home will not close, but its ownership and name will change.

Missing woman found safe

Nannie Dora Randolph, a 65-year-old Halifax County woman reported missing last month, has been located safe and sound in Williamsburg.

Raises sliced, jobs to be cut to balance school budget

Halifax County School Board members sliced $2.3 million from the proposed 2014-15 school budget during a special called meeting Thursday evening in Halifax.

SBS honored for strong commitment to community

General Manager of South Boston Speedway Cathy Rice glanced back and forth between two of her right-hand women, Helen Barksdale and Jenny Morris, as the speedway was announced the Business of the Year at the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce’s 59th annual meeting and banquet Tuesday evening. 

Nationwide agent on Halifax County’s side

Halifax resident Brandon Scearce was honored to be held in the same esteem as others before him when the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce presented the Business Person of the Year award to him during its annual meeting and awards banquet Tuesday night at the World of Sports.

Masked bandits surprise workers

A pair of black-masked bandits with omnivorous eating habits and dexterous paws recently tried to call Aquatic Bath located in the industrial park off Philpott Road in South Boston their new home.

School board eyes budget cuts at Thursday meeting

With the possibility of only receiving level funding from the Halifax County Board of Supervisors and the amount of state funding still up in the air, the Halifax County School Board is looking at having to cut at least $2 million from their proposed 2014-15 budget draft.