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Biomass facility preparing for trial run

The 49.9-megawatt Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative biomass plant, South Boston Energy, will have its first trial run early this week.

After Fed search, it’s business as normal

It was business as usual at Cherokee Tobacco on Friday morning, one day after federal agents conducted a search of Cherokee Tobacco offices and warehouse space.

No school board money used for new school bus lounge area

Halifax County Public Schools Transportation has a new addition to its bus shop this school year.

Despite the odds, South Boston Buffalo Soldier celebrates 99th birthday

South Boston resident Raymond Shelton has beat the odds and on Tuesday he celebrated his 99th birthday.

Fed search Cherokee Tobacco offices, warehouse

Federal agents descended on Cherokee Tobacco offices and warehouse space in Riverdale on Thursday morning.

Even with gains, SOL results fall

Halifax County school students posted gains in 12 Standards of Learning test categories, but showed poorer performances than last year on 22 test assessments, according to 2012-13 SOL scores released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education.

Capital murder trial set for 2014

Judge Joel Cunningham has set a competency hearing for Oct. 21 in the James Lloyd Terry capital murder case.

Despite minor glitches, officials pleased with first day of school

The 11 schools and early learning centers in Halifax County welcomed students Monday morning for the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, and school officials agreed it was a very smooth school opening.

Police: Driver hits car, signs before running into home

two-vehicle wreck that occurred at the intersection of Broad Street and Norwood Avenue in South Boston at noon Monday sent the driver of one of the vehicles to the hospital with serious injuries and caused more than $20,000 in damages.

Energy worries aired to school board — again

Halifax County schools may be “regressing” in energy savings, and part of the reason may be because the maintenance department has lost five positions over the last few years, according to Larry Roller, the school system’s director of operations and maintenance.