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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.

School board candidate running to be more involved with community

Education has always been important to Ida Terry of Scottsburg.

School retirees’ lawsuit heading to court

Halifax County School Board members will soon face in court the 105 former Halifax County Public School employees and Local Optional Retirement Plan retirees who filed a civil lawsuit against the board in January.

Rain moves out just before fun kicks in at Cantaloupe Festival

There were no ripe Halifax County cantaloupes at the 33rd Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival at Berry Hill Resort on Friday, but a late-arriving crowd didn’t seem to mind either that, the change in venue or the threat of rain from Tropical Storm Andrea.

Longtime educator announces bid for school board seat

Former longtime educator Rita Best announced Sunday she plans to seek the ED-6 school board seat in the upcoming November election because she wants to represent the people and ensure county children have the best possible resources available to them in order for them to become successful adults in society.

Rain won’t dampen Cantaloupe Festival spirit

With tropical storm Andrea heading up the East Coast, the 33rd Annual Cantaloupe Festival scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Berry Hill Resort will go on as planned, and event organizers are prepared for the severe weather conditions.

Charity raising funds for new air conditioner at animal shelter

In an effort to give the cats and dogs at the Halifax County Animal Shelter a cooler summer, the members of the SPCA/Paws and Claws have come together to raise funds for a new air conditioning system.

On anniversary of invasion, veterans recall deadly day

For D-Day veterans H.L. “Pete” Myers and W.R. Snead, Thursday’s wreath-laying at the Company “F” Memorial at the National Guard Armory in South Boston brought back memories, some too poignant to ignore.