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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. 

Halifax County High School grads begin next chapter

“Your mission is complete.” Those were the words Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph said after the over 300 member class of 2013 walked across the stage Saturday morning to receive their diplomas.

Scottsburg resident announces candidacy for school board seat

Lisa Hatcher of Scottsburg recently picked up a packet and announced her decision to seek the school board seat in election district 2.

Elderly missing man found alive

John Thomas Foster, the 91-year-old man who had been the focus of a three-day search in the Birch-Elmo community of Halifax County, was found alive Friday shortly after noon.

SoBo native aboard burning Royal Caribbean cruise ship

A graduation cruise that could have been a dream vacation for South Boston native Kayla Baker turned into a terrifying experience she will not soon forget.

Law enforcement searching for elderly missing man

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, area volunteer firefighters and search and rescue teams from Halifax and Pittsylvania counties searched late into the night Wednesday and early Thursday morning and continued their search Thursday morning for 91-year-old John Thomas Foster of the Birch-Elmo community.

Grant sparks welding class reality at SVHEC

Construction is set to begin in June on a new welding classroom at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, making it the only one of its kind in Halifax County.