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Signs target superintendent

Outraged citizens who want to rid the county of current Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon have planted very clear messages in their front yards from Volens to Halifax.

Staunton River Battlefield State Park to host Sesquicentennial Commemoration

It was 150 years ago when a group of faithful Confederate young boys and old men, numbering fewer than 500, took seriously a call to arms and valiantly defended “their” Staunton River Bridge in the only Civil War battle to be fought in Halifax County.

Region praised for resilience, ability to bounce back at launch of Blueway

The bell tolled, and the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway was officially launched Monday morning.

Centerville Family Dollar to close; customers petitioning to keep it open

Concerned customers have launched a petition drive in an effort to keep open the Family Dollar Store located in the Centerville Shopping Center.

Attendees venture from all over for biggest party

Hundreds of locals and many from neighboring counties came out Friday evening to enjoy the 34th Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival at Berry Hill Resort from 5 to 10 p.m. 

Halifax gearing up to celebrate market opening

Town of Halifax Farmers Market will celebrate its sixth annual grand opening celebration on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Hopefuls have until Aug. 15 to file for special elections

When Halifax County voters go to the polls in November, they will have opportunities to vote for Halifax and Virgilina mayors and town council members as well as elect a clerk of court, a supervisor to represent ED-3, a United States Senator and a 5th District Congressman.

Two hurt when tree falls on car

Even though thunderstorms Wednesday evening resulted in less than a half-inch accumulation of rainfall, high winds caused scattered damage throughout the county downing trees and power lines.

Blueway to launch Monday at Staunton River State Park

With the upcoming official launch and opening celebration of the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway just around the corner, Halifax Town Council adopted a resolution lending its support to the initiative during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Microsoft adding jobs, expanding in Mecklenburg

For the third time, Microsoft will expand its facility in Mecklenburg County and with it comes 90 new jobs.