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Parade, ceremony to salute veterans

Area residents will have an opportunity to honor and remember those who have risked their lives to protect their country during the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown South Boston Saturday at 11 a.m. 

Tracy Quackenbush Martin sails to victory in Halifax

A contentious race for Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney ended Tuesday with Tracy Quackenbush Martin winning election by a an almost 2-1 margin over incumbent Mike Freshour.

LIVE BLOG: Quackenbush Martin wins; local races close

Tracy Quackenbush Martin wins Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney race.

From governor to school board, lots of seats on ballot

Halifax County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect state and local leaders. 

Commonwealth’s attorney candidate goes after attacks from opponent

Not true. Tracy Quackenbush Martin stood firm on the steps of the courthouse in Halifax Friday afternoon to “set the record straight” during a press conference she called to dispel “patently false” information disseminated by her opposition.  

Community pays final respects

The Honorable Franklin Marshall Slayton served his nation, state and community in many ways, and that service was reflected in those gathering for a Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Slayton Friday at First Presbyterian Church in South Boston.

Governor’s School comes back up for debate

The possibility of rejoining Governor’s School will be further addressed this evening at 5:30 when the Halifax County School Board holds a work session in the school board conference room in Halifax. 

Gloves come off as election nears

Touting nine years of prosecutorial experience, incumbent Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Freshour said his office has no problems and does not need fixing. His opponent, Tracy Quackenbush Martin, disagrees and says she is the person committed to bringing justice and service to that office after hearing the community call for a change.

A final judicial farewell

Funeral services for the Honorable Franklin Marshall Slayton will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in South Boston today at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Dr. Russell Lee and George Gorman officiating.

Pastor elected state NAACP vice president

The Rev. Kevin L. Chandler, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in South Boston, was elected vice president of the state NAACP during the 78th Annual Virginia State Conference NAACP held at the Hilton Hotel & Spa at Short Pump in Henrico County on Oct. 26.