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Weekend ceremony marks bridge victory

Tuesday marks the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge, and many local residents made their way to Staunton River Battlefield State Park on Friday night and Saturday morning to remember the Confederate victory.

1963 Mary Bethune Alum to travel long distances for 50th reunion

With less than two weeks left until the Mary Bethune Class of 1963 50th class reunion takes place June 28-30, many class members are preparing to travel to South Boston from all parts of the country to celebrate reaching this important mark.

Special event planned for historic Cluster Springs Home

The staff and youth of Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes have been working hard in preparation for the upcoming special event “Re-opening the Door to Sunnyview at Cluster Springs.”  

While training, police dive team searches river bed

In search of buried “treasures,” the Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team completed a training exercise Thursday at the Banister River Bridge.

Drenching downpour soaks Riverdale bank

Benchmark opened at its regular time Thursday morning, and associates were busy helping customers amid the loud noise of multiple fans drying the remnants of what Mother Nature had left behind from a drenching downpour Tuesday afternoon. 

Despite weather, project proceeding on warehouse

Progress continues on the New Brick Warehouse apartment project despite workers dodging raindrops during a rainy spring.

What’s needed in courthouse facility?

Planning for accommodations for future courthouse and sheriff’s needs will be the topic of discussion next Monday afternoon when members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Building and Grounds Committee meet at 5 p.m. in the Mary Bethune office complex prior to the regular scheduled supervisors meeting.

New school buses join fleet

It’s been a long time since Halifax County has had the scent of “new” in their buses.

Taylor Lofts fire displaces three families

A kitchen fire Monday night at Taylor Lofts Apartments has displaced three families, according to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

Tree said to be oldest in SoBo falls victim to severe storm

Hollis and Reagan Cannon didn’t see it coming, but the pair of South Boston residents certainly heard it, as a tree, residents say was one of the oldest and largest trees in South Boston, was uprooted Thursday afternoon during a severe storm that swept through Halifax County.