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Community, churches sing support for 9-year-old battling cancer

Members of the community and church families across the county came together Saturday afternoon at Good Shepherd Outreach Mission Church in Halifax to support Trevant Coleman, a precocious little fourth grader at South Boston Elementary School battling brain cancer.

Avoiding firing, Meadville Elementary principal resigns

Halifax County School Board members unanimously approved a motion accepting the resignation of former Meadville Elementary School Principal Brenda Tune-Fuller “in lieu of termination” as spelled out in terms set forth in a confidential agreement.

School lunch in trash triggers policy review

Changing cafeteria procedures and possibly reviving the county’s participation in Governor’s School dominated discussion during Thursday’s special called meeting of the Halifax County School Board. 

Reduced to rubble, but it could have been worse

tear glistened on John Henry Beard’s cheek Thursday morning as he walked through the ruins of his auto repair business destroyed by fire Tuesday night.

Shop closing after lifetime of memories

After many years of success, great memories and pouring his life into Hodges Jewel Box, Levi Hamilton has decided to close the doors to the Main Street, South Boston fixture later this month.

Microsoft expanding in Mecklenburg; creating 30 new jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday morning that Microsoft Corp. will invest $348 million to expand its modular data center site in Mecklenburg County.

Capital murder trial to include four phases

The James Lloyd Terry capital murder trial, set for September, will have four distinct phases, the result of a motions hearing Monday afternoon in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Floss cutting kicks off opening of new dental clinic

One year after the tobacco commission approved $400,000 to fund dental equipment for a proposed Halifax Regional Dental Clinic, the ribbon was cut Tuesday evening marking the official grand opening of the new clinic.

Massive fire injures pair, destroys auto repair business

Two people were injured in a massive fire that destroyed Beard’s Auto Repair on Tuesday afternoon.

Former Daystrom president dies at age 93 following illness

Only months after his last visit to South Boston, former Daystrom Furniture President Francis (Fran) Anthony Piechota passed away Monday, Jan. 28, surrounded by family members after a long period of illness.