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Winter packs a one-two punch for Halifax County

Halifax County and surrounding areas were bracing Thursday for a double whammy of rising floodwaters and a fast approaching winter storm.

Pair relieved to be alive after tree falls on van Tuesday afternoon

They’re just glad to still be alive. Darby McGeorge, a 43-year-old Nathalie father, is so relieved neither he nor his 15-year-old daughter, Payton, were seriously injured when a large pine tree fell across the front end of their burgundy van crushing it Tuesday afternoon.

County law enforcement, school officials review safety

Halifax County Public Schools administrators met with law enforcement officers Tuesday morning to discuss security concerns at South Boston Elementary School.

Pine tree falls on van on Highway 501 on Tuesday

Virginia State Police diverted traffic around L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway at Murphy Grove Road in Halifax Tuesday afternoon after a pine tree fell on top of a van. 

Woman in 'good condition' after jump from truck

A 20-year-old South Boston woman is reportedly in good condition at Duke University Medical Center after jumping from a pickup truck on Wilson Road in Virgilina Sunday evening, a hospital spokesperson said Monday.

Big changes coming to Cantaloupe Festival

Big changes are coming to the 2013 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. Not only will the festival be moving its location, but the date also is changing, Cantaloupe Festival Chairman Kathy Farley announced Friday.

Damage kept to minimum in SoBo stove fire

Damage was kept to a minimum in a stove fire on Porter Lane Saturday night. 

Fire damages abandoned house; ruled accidental

A fire that is being described as “accidental” damaged an abandoned house on Lennig Road Saturday shortly after 4 p.m.

Library funding slashed by state

The local library budget outlook isn’t as rosy as board members had hoped. On Tuesday they learned they would be fighting an uphill battle from the start since the county libraries will be receiving more than $21,788 less from the Library of Virginia.

Missing Halifax County girl found after search

Halifax County law enforcement officers converged in the 2000 block of Wilson Memorial Trail in the Vernon Hill community Thursday afternoon to search for Kennedy Smith, a 5-year-old girl with autism, whose mother reported her missing from her house shortly after 3 p.m.