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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.”

Sheriff warns of scams

Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark is warning area residents to beware of scams and to plan and prepare for a safe summer.

Pair injured in single vehicle wreck Sunday morning

Two Halifax County young men were transported to Duke University Medical Center for treatment of their injuries following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred early Sunday morning on Highway 58, five-tenths of a mile west of State Route 836.

Florida verdict sparks prayer vigil in Halifax

Subsequent to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Citizens for a Better America, a non-profit organization founded by the late Cora Tucker, partnered with the Halifax County/South Boston National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to hold a prayer vigil Sunday evening on the courthouse steps.

Drinking water clinic planned

In Virginia, ensuring healthy drinking water is the responsibility of the homeowner if your water comes from a drilled well. 

Suspect on the run after robbery at South Boston bank

South Boston Police are searching for a lone black man who robbed the downtown Carter Bank & Trust just before noon Saturday.