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VFW Post marks 67th anniversary

It has been 67 years since a group of men who had a common bond organized what today is known as Halifax VFW Post 8243.

Visitor Center offers new venue for area wine sales

Thanks to the Halifax County Tourism Department, Halifax County’s four local wineries will have a new venue for showcasing and selling their product at the South Boston-Halifax County Visitor Center. 

Mysterious ‘nasty’ creatures swarm over gas station

It was a mystery of biblical proportions. Swarming insects descended on the Shell station on Halifax Road Sunday night, and no one seemed to know what the strange creatures were or why they suddenly appeared when the sun went down.

Road work continues in Halifax

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Town of Halifax is expected to complete surface improvements prior to the Labor Day weekend along the U.S. Highway 501 corridor (South Main Street from the intersection of Mountain Road [VA Scenic Byway 360] to North Main Street at the intersection of Bethel Road [VA Scenic Byway 360]), weather permitting, according to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy. 

Biomass facility preparing for trial run

The 49.9-megawatt Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative biomass plant, South Boston Energy, will have its first trial run early this week.

After Fed search, it’s business as normal

It was business as usual at Cherokee Tobacco on Friday morning, one day after federal agents conducted a search of Cherokee Tobacco offices and warehouse space.

No school board money used for new school bus lounge area

Halifax County Public Schools Transportation has a new addition to its bus shop this school year.

Despite the odds, South Boston Buffalo Soldier celebrates 99th birthday

South Boston resident Raymond Shelton has beat the odds and on Tuesday he celebrated his 99th birthday.

Fed search Cherokee Tobacco offices, warehouse

Federal agents descended on Cherokee Tobacco offices and warehouse space in Riverdale on Thursday morning.

Even with gains, SOL results fall

Halifax County school students posted gains in 12 Standards of Learning test categories, but showed poorer performances than last year on 22 test assessments, according to 2012-13 SOL scores released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education.