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Newly appointed mayor earns highest chamber honor

Shocked, humbled and blessed. That’s exactly how newly appointed South Boston Mayor Ed Owens felt Tuesday night as he was announced as the Chamber Business Person of the Year.

Halifax County near bottom in health rankings

The fourth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, indicates Halifax County ranks 112 in health outcomes and 113 in mortality out of the 133 counties in Virginia.

Helping children most rewarding part of her job

Her specialty is taking care of others.

Slashing salaries for school workers a ‘tough decision’

For the past two weeks, a pair of school officials traveled from school to school meeting with a number of Halifax County School System employees who were being informed about adjustments to their salaries being proposed in the upcoming contract year.

Official: Making plea agreements has advantages

The devil is in the details when examining the reasons behind plea agreements made in Halifax County Circuit Court. 

Family presented flag from Robert Hurt

Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt recently presented family members of the late Fulton Carrington Conner with a flag that was flown over the United States Capitol Sept. 13 in memory of Conner’s service to Halifax County and to the United States Navy.

Pair honored for leadership roles on IDA board

Former Halifax County Industrial Development Authority board members Lisa Kipps-Brown and Marcus M. Hargrave were recognized and presented resolutions of appreciation Friday during the regular monthly meeting of the authority board.

Murder suspect sentenced for sex offender charges

James Lloyd Terry, a 41-year-old Halifax resident accused of capital murder and rape related to the April 2011 death of 84-year-old Charlotte Osborne Rice, was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a pair of five-year sentences for failing to register as a sex offender.

NAACP leader selected as speaker

The Rev. Frank E. Coleman will be the guest speaker for the Halifax County Community Federal Credit Union’s 32nd annual meeting and banquet to be held at the Leggett Auditorium of the Halifax Regional Health System in South Boston on Friday, March 29 6 at p.m. 

Love of children leads to classroom job

After working in the textile industry and hating “every day of it,” Sharon Jennings quit her job and began her career in something she loved.