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Virginia National Wild Turkey Federation hosts hunt for disabled

It has become an annual tradition. Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Virginia National Wild Turkey Federation Wheelin’ Sportsmen host a deer hunt for people with disabilities.

Foundation distributes turkeys

The Halifax County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, with the help of the Good Samaritan in South Boston, has made Thanksgiving more memorable to those in need the past several years with its annual turkey distribution drive.

Dog food spills when truck flips on U.S. 501

A 58-year-old Ogden, Utah, man was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control after the tractor–trailer he was driving overturned at 6:45 Tuesday morning blocking both lanes of Highway 501, one-tenth of a mile south of Cedar Fork Loop.

Halifax County School Board members win Spirit Contest

Halifax County School Board members Kim Farson, Karen Hopkins, Roger Long, Fay Satterfield, Phyllis Smith, Dick Stoneman and Cheryl Terry attended the Virginia School Board Association’s Annual Convention in Williamsburg on Nov. 20-22.  

Real estate, property taxes due Dec. 5

A reminder that the deadline for payment of county real estate and personal property taxes for 2013 will be Thursday, Dec. 5, according to Halifax County Treasurer Linda Foster.

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.