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COLLISION OF CELEBRATIONS: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah

For the first time in roughly 125 years, two holidays, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, will share the date of Nov. 28, which some are referencing as “Thanksgivukkah.” 

Winter weather possible early Tuesday in Southside

A strong storm system developing across the Southern Plains is expected to deliver a light dose of winter precipitation to Halifax County.

Changes in water, sewer rate charges floated

Halifax County Service Authority board members will advertise new water and sewer rates and hold a public hearing on Thursday, Dec. 19, following the regular business meeting scheduled to get underway at 3:30 p.m. 

Group honors stewards of land at annual banquet

The Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District hosted its annual awards banquet at Ernie’s Restaurant in South Boston on Thursday evening.  

Vigil aims to provide unity in county HIV community

As a way to honor those who have struggled with HIV, the Halifax County AIDS Service Organization is hosting a candle light vigil on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the courthouse in Halifax. 

Records reveal details in blaze

South Boston Police are continuing an investigation into an apparent home invasion that occurred late on Sept. 16 at the home of 34-year-old Joshua Hollandsworth of 800 Marshall Ave. in South Boston.

Middle School honors late teacher with flag

Halifax County Middle School faculty on Wednesday presented the family of the late Kim Bosiger with a flag stating “In Memory of Kim Bosiger” that will be hung in front of the middle school. 

Roark resigns, Day named interim HCHS football coach

Halifax County High School officials on Thursday afternoon named Kenneth Day as the interim head coach of the Halifax County High School varsity football team to replace Mike Roark, who has resigned from the post.

Downtown South Boston doors open for seasonal salute

It’s the Christmas holiday season and downtown South Boston is getting decked out in holiday finery. 

Woman raising funds in typhoon tragedy

With victims of Typhoon Haiyan ever present on her mind, Halifax resident Cheryl Church has created the Cheryl Church Philippine Disaster Relief Fund in hopes of helping to meet the urgent needs of those impacted for food, clean water and emergency shelter.