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Baby wipe fabric catches fire in tractor-trailer

Damage was extensive, and firefighters from eight area fire departments spent six hours using thousands of gallons of water to extinguish a tractor-trailer fire late Wednesday night.

Blaze destroys home

A family of four was left homeless Tuesday night when a fire broke out in their brick ranch on Loftis Road in South Boston.

‘A real family atmosphere’ created at school

When one door closed, another one opened for Shela Stevens who works in the county school system.

New IDA committee putting focus on properties’ best use

Members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Properties and Prospects Committee met recently to discuss the committee’s roles and responsibilities as well as review an inventory of properties and their potential best uses.

Schools to get $360,000 more than current year from county

Halifax County School Board will receive $360,000 above current year funding, according to figures in the proposed 2014 budget presented for the first time to county supervisors Monday night.

Stray, homeless animals a a growing problem in Halifax

Cheryl Watts of the Halifax County Humane Society told Halifax County Board of Supervisors the animal help organization cannot “rescue our way to a solution” Monday night during the board’s regular monthly meeting in Halifax.

Middle, high school to benefit from $3 million ‘i3’ grant

Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, Inc., a non-profit organization that partners with schools to develop advanced programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has won a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen math instruction and improve student outcomes at middle and high schools in rural Virginia including Halifax County.

First-time butchery workshop draws sold-out crowd

Last week at Hudson Heritage Farms, near Elmo, more than 30 people attended a workshop on farm butchery. The one-day workshop was hosted by Hudson Heritage Farms with support from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.  

Halifax Regional to buy nursing facility, but won’t operate it

Halifax Regional Health System has announced its quest to relocate the 54 nursing home beds that may be available after South Boston Manor closes this spring.

Program helps student land tire center job

Jeffrey Owen came to the Business of Art & Design program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center because he wanted to learn how to design webpages.