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Deadline Tuesday to register to vote in November election

The deadline to apply to register to vote in Virginia for the Nov. 5 election is Tuesday.  

Halifax County High School crowns homecoming king, queen

Tylisia S. Crews (left) was crowned as the Halifax County High School Homecoming Queen and Jawon Jackson (right) was crowned as the Homecoming King during halftime ceremonies of Friday night's Homecoming game between the Comets and Bassett High School. (Joe Chandler/Gazette-Virginian)

Two hurt, damages exceed $100,000

Two persons were injured, and estimated damages exceeded $100,000 when a pickup truck towing a trailer containing a racecar and a car collided Saturday at 6 p.m. on Highway 58, a quarter of a mile west of the intersection of State Route 751.

Shutdown fallout hits Halifax County

As the nation enters the fourth day of a federal government shutdown, only a few immediate effects are being felt in Halifax County — so far.

Fire burns ‘junked’ vehicles behind Franklin’s Garage

Fire destroyed several old “junked” vehicles parked behind Franklin’s Garage Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m., according to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

Dozens turn out for unveiling of ‘Cuffin’ Cancer’ cruiser

Approximately 60 people turned out for the official unveiling of the “Cuffin’ Cancer” cruiser to the public by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) on Tuesday evening.

Delegate forms fund for education

Halifax County school teachers are getting a financial boost in the form of a new “small needs fund” being established to cover classroom supplies and other essentials for the classroom.

Fair features traditional assortment of rides, attractions in addition to Fall Outdoor Expo

Cole’s Amusement returns to pack the Midway with rides such as the Zipper, the Rainbow, the Round-up, Tilt-A-Whirl, Cliffhanger, Ferris wheel and merry-go-round and the usual assortment of games at the 103rd annual Halifax County Fair and Fall Outdoor Expo.

JTI grants $100,000 to preserve aging tobacco barns in county

Japan Tobacco International will provide $100,000 in mini-grants to rehabilitate aging and weathered tobacco barns as part of Preservation Virginia’s tobacco barn preservation project that began last year, Genevieve Keller, vice president of Preservation Virginia, announced Tuesday morning in Chatham.

Crossing receives ‘National Historic Event’ status

The Crossing of the Dan, a nearly forgotten episode of the American Revolution that occurred at South Boston, received recognition from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution as a major historic event on Friday.