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Support sought to send girl on leadership trip

When 11-year-old Lauren Smith, a sixth grader at Dan River Middle School in Ringgold, was nominated to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference by her school principal recently, her parents, especially her father, Sammy Smith, were very proud of their daughter’s achievement. 

Blazes ruled intentional; officials seek public’s help

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying who is responsible for intentionally setting fire to two Halifax houses in recent weeks, and a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered.

Supervisors meeting rescheduled due to weather threat

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. and a budget work session scheduled for 3:30 p.m. have been rescheduled to next Monday.

Sunday morning fire claims lives of mother, son

An early Sunday morning house fire claimed the lives of a mother and son and destroyed their Lower Liberty Road home.

Saturday fire destroys home in Halifax

An early Saturday morning fire destroyed a house on L. P. Bailey Highway in Halifax leaving a father and his 19-year-old son with nothing but the clothes on their backs, but no one was hurt in the blaze.

After false sense of early spring Sunday, another snow, ice punch possible

What does bright sunshine, 70 degree temperatures, rain, snow, sleet and an arctic blast all have in common? 

Director bows out, returns to teaching

Halifax County Public Schools once again is searching for a person to fill the director of operations and maintenance position formerly held by Larry Roller, who resigned Tuesday.

No questions asked if boat returned

No questions will be asked, and no charges will be filed if the person or persons responsible for stealing a jon boat last Friday night return it.

Coal ash spill costs authority $10,000 so far

In dollars and cents, the Feb. 2 coal ash spill in the Dan River has cost the Halifax County Service Authority $10,000 so far, with additional fees expected to mount as bills come in.

Extremely dry weather, gusty winds spell danger

Firefighters throughout the county were racing to keep area brush fires in check Thursday afternoon and warning people not to burn as conditions remain “extremely critical.”