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Halifax Regional, Sentara complete, sign agreement

The merger between Halifax Regional Health System and Sentara Healthcare is now a done deal, following approval last Monday by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Scottsburg celebration will march on after all

Since rains forced the cancellation of this year’s Independence Day celebration in Scottsburg, organizers said they plan to try again to host the daylong schedule of summer festivities on Saturday, July 27.

Anti-uranium documentary to be screened Saturday

Hollywood is coming to Halifax this weekend when the public is invited to view a free screening of a new a one hour, 20 minute anti-uranium mining documentary Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Halifax County High School auditorium.

School board expected to adjust budget

Halifax County School Board members will hold a work session Monday at 5 p.m. in the school board conference room prior to their regular scheduled meeting in the public meeting room at 6 p.m.

Occupancy, meals tax revenues feeding off construction projects

All the figures are not in quite yet, but the Town of South Boston is benefiting economically from ongoing construction at the South Boston Energy Plant and the Maple Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Four years later, search continues for missing county woman

It’s been almost four years since the charred remains of a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta belonging to Hattie Gertrude Brown were found on a Virgilina farm.

Scottsburg Fourth of July celebration canceled

For the first time in the history of the event, this year’s 4th of July celebration in Scottsburg has been cancelled after excessive rains rendered the parking area surrounding the event unusable, organizers said.

Retirees to proceed with individual lawsuits

Mike Wilborne and Phyllis Jackson, two of the plaintiffs in the Local Optional Retirement Plan case, said Monday afternoon that although one door was shut, another one was opened as the group of retirees met following the court hearing. 

Police brought in to probe fire at pool house

The American Legion Post 8 swimming pool on Jeffress Street in South Boston is closed until further notice, according to American Legion Commander Tommy Whitlow.

Woman injured in wreck

A 56-year-old Scottsburg woman was injured and taken to Halifax Regional Hospital following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday at 7:39 a.m. on State Route 720, two miles south of Highway 360.