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Downtown bash returns this weekend

Fall welcomes the 22nd annual South Boston Harvest Festival on Saturday when the streets of Historic Downtown South Boston will come alive.

Voter registration deadline nears

Anyone wishing to vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election has a little less than three weeks to register.

Three Halifax County schools fail accreditation

Three Halifax County Public Schools — Halifax County Middle, Sydnor Jennings and Sinai Elementary — failed to meet the Standards of Learning to earn full accreditation for 2012-2013 due to low scores in mathematics and English.

Candidate forums to be held in districts

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and Halifax County Farm Bureau are cosponsoring Candidate Forums in Election Districts 2, 3, 6, as well as in the Town of South Boston. These forums are being held in an effort to educate citizens on the candidates’ views on issues and to encourage people to vote on Nov. 5.

St. John’s Episcopal undergoes extensive renovations

St. John’s Episcopal Church located on Mountain Road in the Town of Halifax is an immediate link to the past — rich with the nation’s history from the many war veterans who served in almost every American-fought war. These late veterans now lie in the church’s cemetery.

Coming off record season, experts urge influenza vaccine

After witnessing an alarming amount of people affected during the flu season last year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local physicians are recommending families get their 2013 influenza vaccine early.  

Victim tied to punching bag; home invasion, fire probed

South Boston police are searching for two black males who are suspected of breaking into the 800 Marshall Ave. home of 34-year-old Joshua Hollandsworth, robbing him at gunpoint, tying him to a punching bag and setting his two-story woodframe house ablaze.

County native at epicenter of terror at Navy Yard

South Boston native Bryan Holberton was there.  He heard the gunshots that blew apart his otherwise busy Monday morning routine at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard.

As missing woman’s birthday nears, prayers continue

Hattie Gertrude Brown would turn 53 Saturday. 

Boy airlifted, power sliced after accident

A 7-year-old male juvenile was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center where he was treated for injuries he received in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred early Monday morning on Highway 360, eight-tenths of a mile west of State Route 720.