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Man on bicycle hit by vehicle

A bicyclist was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center with leg injuries and possible road rash after being struck by a motor vehicle Saturday evening on westbound James D. Hagood Highway near South Boston Speedway, according to Virginia State Police.

Gazette staffers win press awards

Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler, Doug Ford and Paula Bryant claimed eight awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Richmond.

New place, time for school board meeting

Halifax County School Board’s April monthly meeting will occur at a new place and time. 

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.