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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.

Memorial Day Tribute at War Memorial remembers fallen soldiers

Children seem to know in their own way what Memorial Day means to them, and those older and more experienced also are aware of the sacrifices our military has made, personally and otherwise, in their own way.

As reunion nears, old classmates reminisce

As their 50-year reunion celebration approaches, members of the Mary Bethune Class of 1963 reminisce about their times as students at Mary Bethune High School.

School board chair officially announces re-election plans

Halifax County School Board Chairman Kimberly Farson is actively collecting signatures that will get her name on the November ballot to run for re-election.

Saturday graduation 'caps' another year

Halifax County High School’s Class of 2013 Commencement Exercises will get underway Saturday at 9 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium.