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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.

Investors sought for SoBo hotel

Lynchburg developer Hal Craddock said Friday he thought his comments on development of the former John Randolph Hotel as a boutique hotel and key element in the town’s downtown revitalization efforts were well received.

Former county resident to perform National Anthem at Dodgers’ baseball game

Former Halifax County resident Rayvon Owen will perform the National Anthem on Sunday in Los Angeles at the L.A. Dodgers’ baseball game.

Following public complaints, bus drivers warned to slow it down

Bus drivers beware. Bus drivers and car drivers employed by the Halifax County Public School system will have to be attentive to their speedometers this school year to assure they’re following Virginia state speeding laws because eyes will be watching.