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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.

Investigation continuing after body found in Virgilina

The body of a 43-year-old Virgilina man has been sent to Richmond for an autopsy after a relative discovered his body lying behind a building near a wooded area off of White Oak Ford Road on Sunday afternoon.

Hollywood producers come to Halifax to screen anti-uranium film ‘Hot Water’

With a red carpet welcome, the anti-uranium documentary “Hot Water” was screened Saturday with hundreds filling the auditorium of the Halifax County High School.

Driver, passenger escape car stranded on railroad tracks before train strikes

Virginia State Police are investigating a Norfolk Southern train wreck that occurred Friday at 4:35 a.m. on Hodges Street in Crystal Hill.

Officer credited with saving family in fire

Quick action and an alert eye by South Boston Senior Patrol Officer T. W. Bush is being credited with saving a family and their pet from a house fire that could have been much worse.

Lieutenant governor candidate to make a stop in South Boston

E. W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, will be at the Hardee’s in Riverdale for a meet and greet session Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Clover woman airlifted following Friday wreck

A 27-year-old Clover woman, Nancy E. Beachy, was injured and airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital by Centra One Friday morning following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 8:30 a.m. on Hundley Road, two-tenths of a mile north of Clays Mill Road.

Former Halifax sheriff pleads guilty to embezzlement

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley L. Noblin pleaded guilty Friday morning in Halifax County Circuit Court to five embezzlement charges in connection with the appropriation of sheriff’s office funds for his personal use, including asset forfeiture funds and drug task force funds.

Minor flooding forecast for Dan River in South Boston

Minor flooding is forecast for the Dan River at Paces Friday afternoon through Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg.