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What changes lie ahead for hospital?

Now that Halifax Regional Health System and Sentara Healthcare have officially closed on the affiliation deal merging the two not-for-profit health care systems, what lies ahead in the future of the local hospital over the next decade?

Commonwealth Assisted Living to acquire Somerset

Somerset Assisted Living facility on Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston is being sold to Commonwealth Assisted Living Group of Charlottesville, the partners of DECCA Group LLC announced Monday.

Scottsburg spirit shines in belated July 4 celebration

It was three weeks late, but Scottsburg rolled out the red, white and blue carpet Saturday for its annual Fourth of July celebration.

Fire damages vacant house in Scottsburg

An early Sunday morning fire damaged a vacant house in the Scottsburg community.

Night Out: Keep porch lights on to show unity

National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 6, and the local event will be held at the Tuck Dillard Stadium at the Halifax County Middle School kicking off with a parade at 5:30 p.m. The event will continue until 8:30 p.m. 

Scottsburg is ready to shine with Saturday celebration

Instead of giving up on the red, white and blue festival, the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department postponed the rained out celebration until this Saturday, according to Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corporation President Ricky Gordon, who said the fire department wanted to avoid competing with Clarksville’s Lake Fest and races at South Boston Speedway. 

Fuel spills near river in Wednesday accident

An overturned tractor-trailer spilled approximately 60 gallons of diesel fuel near the Dan River on Wednesday afternoon following a wreck that occurred on Highway 58 in Leggett’s Bottom.

Pastors, elected officials stand ground during vigil

Dozens came out to stand their ground against gun violence, racism and discrimination Sunday evening during a prayer vigil held subsequent to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin’s death earlier this month in Florida.

Old oak takes a ‘perfect’ tumble

A stately oak tree fell “perfectly” in the front yard of Mike and Karen King’s home on North Main Street in South Boston on Saturday evening after a brief thunderstorm had passed through the area.

Program aims to reduce behavior issues in school

Halifax County Middle School has forged a partnership with Halifax County Mentor Role Model, Inc., and on Monday school officials joined with Mentor Role Model representatives to unveil “Prevention Before Suspension.”