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Longtime educator announces bid for school board seat

Former longtime educator Rita Best announced Sunday she plans to seek the ED-6 school board seat in the upcoming November election because she wants to represent the people and ensure county children have the best possible resources available to them in order for them to become successful adults in society.

Rain won’t dampen Cantaloupe Festival spirit

With tropical storm Andrea heading up the East Coast, the 33rd Annual Cantaloupe Festival scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Berry Hill Resort will go on as planned, and event organizers are prepared for the severe weather conditions.

Charity raising funds for new air conditioner at animal shelter

In an effort to give the cats and dogs at the Halifax County Animal Shelter a cooler summer, the members of the SPCA/Paws and Claws have come together to raise funds for a new air conditioning system.

On anniversary of invasion, veterans recall deadly day

For D-Day veterans H.L. “Pete” Myers and W.R. Snead, Thursday’s wreath-laying at the Company “F” Memorial at the National Guard Armory in South Boston brought back memories, some too poignant to ignore.

Mosquitoes putting bite on Virgilina area

“You wouldn’t believe how we are living out here,” Virgilina Resident Doris Carter said referring to the mosquitoes that have plagued her property and surrounding areas.

Andrea expected to bring heavy rains to Southside

The season’s first tropical system will make for a soggy weekend for Halifax County.

Refreshed festival sells out of tickets days before event

With a few days left until the 33rd Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival all tickets have been sold, according to Nancy Pool, president of the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce.

Missing Halifax County boy found safe Tuesday afternoon

Parents Jamie Williams and Zachary Seamster of 8014 MacDonald Road, Scottsburg discovered their 4-year-old son, Matthew, missing Tuesday shortly after lunch when Seamster returned home after work.

School board member changes mind, will now seek re-election

After receiving several phone calls from supporters and her constituents, school board trustee Karen Hopkins recently decided to seek re-election in Election District 2.

Tuesday kitchen fire causes damage to Nathalie home

A Tuesday afternoon kitchen fire caused $20,000 in damage to a Nathalie home.