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Wearing a smile, maintenance worker proud to keep schools in tip-top shape

He’s not hanging from ropes anymore, but he’s still “blessed, grateful and thankful” for his three decades with the Halifax County Public School system.

Mass shooting drill simulates real life frenzy

At first glance Sunday afternoon, Halifax County Middle School appeared to have been the scene of a horrific school shooting.

No court date set for former sheriff

Although the docket for the March court term in Halifax County Circuit Court listed Monday as the day a trial date may have been set for former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin on 21 forgery and embezzlement charges, for the second time this year, setting that date has been continued, according to court officials.

Woman struck by vehicle in Walmart parking lot

Charges are pending against an 87-year-old Buffalo Junction woman after a pedestrian was struck in the Walmart parking lot Monday morning.

Mentor Role Model Program awaits move to new location increasing accessibility

The Mentor Role Model Program will soon have a new home. Currently housed in the former Leggett building owned by Halifax Regional Hospital, the Mentor Role Model Program anticipates moving into the Phase 2 section of the Washington-Coleman Community Center currently under renovation by the first of July.

After 50 years, Mary Bethune class to reunite for 3-day bash

It was the year 1963 when 147 African-American students graduated from Mary Bethune High School ready to embark on the real world.

Winners crowned at Junior Livestock Show and Sale

Halifax County High School student Ellen Crowder was one of the big winners at the 55th Annual Halifax County Junior Livestock Show and Sale held Monday at Halifax County Fairgrounds.

Prom prompts traffic change

Attention all Halifax County High School prom-goers. This year’s traffic pattern is going to change for all those dressed up young men and women exiting vehicles in the circle in front of the school for Saturday night’s “Garden of Dreams” big event.

Freshour to seek election for top prosecutor’s post

Michael Freshour, a veteran prosecutor, announced Tuesday he will seek election to the position of Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney in November.

Staffers claim 14 VPA awards; Hudson wins Best-In-Show

The Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler, Doug Ford, Tiffany Hudson and Danielle Vaughn claimed 14 awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Norfolk.