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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.

Death investigation continues

A preliminary autopsy report on 43-year-old Arthur Ernie Sydnor of Virgilina “does not point to any visible indications of foul play,” Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark said Thursday afternoon.

For those working in heat, it’s certainly no treat

Hot and muggy temperatures have encompassed Halifax County along with the rest of the state prompting authorities to issue a heat advisory Wednesday and post warnings concerning children and elderly who are especially affected by the extreme temperatures.

Halifax firefighters battle N.C. church blaze Wednesday

Three Halifax County volunteer fire departments worked with seven North Carolina fire departments in neighboring Person County to battle a fire that destroyed High View Baptist Church on Wednesday night.

Public outcry prompts tweak of county school bus plan

Following a public outcry from disgruntled parents and guardians, Halifax County Public School administrators have decided to revise the newly implemented transportation plan.

No injuries or charges in Riverdale wreck

No charges were filed, and no one was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck that tied up traffic in the intersection of Highways 360 and 58 in South Boston Monday morning.

Kitchen fire damages cabin; cause remains under probe

A South Boston man suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene of a house fire that occurred at 6:57 p.m. Sunday at 1120 Mulberry Farm Road.

Protests greet candidate visit

E. W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, met several dozen local supporters at Hardee’s in Riverdale late Tuesday afternoon during a meet and greet session sponsored by the Halifax County Republican Committee.