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Blaze at vacant house under investigation

An early Thursday morning fire is being investigated, and its origin has yet to be determined, according to Liberty Volunteer Fire Chief Andy Hughes who said the fire may have been deliberately set.

Accidental acceleration blamed in Monday crash

An 80-year-old South Boston man was trying to park at the Jiffy Store on Wilborn Avenue in South Boston Monday afternoon when he drove through the front window of the building.

Woman with local ties to be on Jeopardy! Friday night

Kay Thanaporn, daughter of Dr. Prasit and Bunleng Thanaporn of Halifax, will appear on the quiz show Jeopardy! Friday night.

Sunday morning wreck claims life of Crystal Hill man

A Crystal Hill man was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in Halifax County, according to Virginia State Police.

Rails to Trails empoundment dedicated in South Boston

To further preserve the memory of Francis Watkins “Biggy” Hunt, dozens of friends and family members joined his wife, Elaine Thompson Hunt, for an empoundment dedication held at the Rails to Trails Tobacco Heritage Trail in South Boston Saturday morning. 

IDA adopts $2.28 million budget, re-elects officers

Preparing for a new fiscal year, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority  adopted a $2,286,357 budget and re-elected the current slate of officers to continue serving during its regular monthly meeting Friday morning at Riverstone.

Schools opening earlier this year

For Halifax County Public School students, the upcoming school year will begin almost a week earlier than last year, and for the first time it will begin on a Wednesday. 

Shoppers Value to debut Friday in South Boston

Farmer’s Foods in the Hupps Mill Plaza has a new owner, Chief Operating Officer Floyd “Buster” Madison, and with the new ownership comes a new name, Shoppers Value, and new prices. 

Speakers push for upgrades not in six-year plan

With less than $1 million allocated for county road improvements over the next six years, Virginia Department of Transportation and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors received public input before approving a list of proposed road improvements projects during a hearing held Monday night at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Food services coordinator position cut

Less than one month after Halifax County School Board members voted to partner with Sodexo Quality of Life Services to provide food services in the county schools during the upcoming year, trustees voted 6-1 to eliminate the position of food services coordinator currently held by Lori Hale.