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Hopkins won’t seek re-election to school board

Former Halifax County School Board Chairman Karen Hopkins confirmed Tuesday she has no plans to seek re-election in November.

Man who died in police custody identified

The body of 46-year-old Linwood R. Lambert Jr. of Richmond, the man who died in police custody Saturday morning, was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy on Monday, and police are awaiting the toxicology reports to see if any drugs were in the man’s system, according to South Boston Police Capt. B. K. Lovelace.

Workforce training in welding passes hurdle

Workforce training in welding took one step closer to becoming a reality for Halifax County residents on Friday when the Research and Development arm of the Virginia Tobacco Commission approved a $154,114 request by the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

Blaze damages house in SoBo

A fire that originated in the basement of a house located at 807 Traver Avenue in South Boston is being blamed for causing $18,000 in damage.

No charges filed in Loan Max accident

No charges were filed after a 68-year-old Red Oak woman drove a 1998 Ford Expedition through the front glass of Loan Max in Centerville Thursday at 3:18 p.m.

Man dies while in custody of South Boston police

Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a man who died early Saturday morning after being arrested by South Boston Police.

Unique to area, lifetime farmer grows chickpeas

He hasn’t a clue how it’s going to turn out or how they’re even going to look when they’re grown, but lifetime farmer James Brown says he’s willing to try anything once.

Local consultant working with Chastain Home manager

In an effort to generate awareness and interest in the Chastain Home for Gentlewomen, the Chastain Board of Trustees has contracted with Jennifer Ellington to assist administrator and manager of the home, Dorothy Throckmorton, with marketing and public relations.

Youth with South Boston roots sets stage to rock history

Chuck Ferguson grew up in South Boston working with David McCollum for many years at the downtown shoe store.

Communication key for special needs car driver

It takes communication, understanding and a whole lot of patience to do what Sheila Henderson has been doing for more than two decades.