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Celebration turns into tragedy

What was supposed to be a celebratory swim Tuesday night at the creek turned into Carly Myers’ worse nightmare when her friend, 31-year-old Jonathan Brumfield of South Boston, went under water and never resurfaced.  

A new flow: Organization chart changes

Current Executive Director for Administration Valdivia Marshall now ranks as the superintendent’s “second in command” after Halifax County School Board members unanimously approved a new organizational chart that names Marshall assistant school superintendent.

Library system on pace for solid year

The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System is on pace to improve on last year’s results in terms of circulation and patron usage, despite declines in those categories for the month of May compared to 2012, Director Joe Zappacosta reported to trustees on Tuesday.

Possible drowning probed after man pulled from creek

A 31-year-old South Boston man died Tuesday night after possibly drowning in a creek on Johnson Mill Road in the Vernon Hill community.

Two at central office get increase in salary

Two central office staff members received significant pay hikes following a closed session meeting of Halifax County School Board members Monday night. 

Furious over administrative decisions, pastors demand school ‘justice’

Saying they will not rest until justice is served and a resolution is found, three area pastors returned to the Halifax County School Board meeting Monday evening with a stern warning for the superintendent and board members.

16 candidates step up for county races

A total of 16 potential candidates picked up packets to run for office from Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler by Tuesday evening’s 7 p.m. deadline.

Primarily speaking, a slow down of voting

“Slow” is the word Halifax County General Registrar Judy Meeler used to describe voting at county polls Tuesday during the Democratic primary held to select the party’s nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general in the November election.

Sunday night wreck claims life of Roxboro resident

A 55-year-old Roxboro, N.C., man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night on State Route 601 (Buckshoal Road), a half mile east of State Route 730 in the Virgilina community.

UPDATE: Southside under tornado watch until 10 p.m.

The threat of storms headed toward Halifax County has prompted a flash flood and tornado watch.