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Summer arrives in Virgilina with nearly $18,000 raised

A late spring tradition returned Saturday when thousands flocked to downtown Virgilina for the 31st annual Virgilina Summerfest celebration. 

Top teacher has ‘a love of children and of learning’

Hundreds gathered at the World of Sports on Thursday night to recognize Halifax County Public School System employees during the first staff appreciation celebration.

Turbine catches on fire at dam

A turbine on fire smoked up the inside of the Ridgewood Hydro Banister River Dam building located on L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway in Halifax Sunday morning.

Halifax County High School Senior Meg Bane honored for work on, off field

Whether it’s academics or athletics, Halifax County High School senior Meg Bane has always wanted to equal or surpass the success of her older sister, Kate.

In religious tribute, a salute to area D-Day surviving veteran

The Halifax County Veterans Association will sponsor a religious Memorial Day tribute service Sunday at 3 p.m. to pay homage to all fallen military service members.

No fear, just faith for family of child diagnosed with cancer

All young Seanan Whitaker knew was something bad was going on in his stomach. He had no idea he was battling for his life.

It’s all in a crowded day’s work for all-star, times four

Even an active high school senior gets that run-down feeling every once in a while. Just ask Michael James Good, named “four times an all-star” Monday at the annual Halifax County High School All-Star reception.

Candidate aims to ensure farmers have board voice

John Voss, owner of Voss Farm’s Inc. on Deer View Trail in South Boston, announced he plans to seek the ED-6 seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors in the November election.

Festival raises money for Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department

Streets in Virgilina will be overflowing with festivalgoers Saturday as the town kicks off the 31st anniversary of Summerfest, the primary fundraiser for the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department.

Retired Army chaplain to lead special tribute

A Memorial Day Tribute will be held Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at the Halifax County War Memorial with special guest speaker Colonel Donald G. Wilson, retired U.S. Army, who will speak on “For Such A Time As This.”