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Director bows out, returns to teaching

Halifax County Public Schools once again is searching for a person to fill the director of operations and maintenance position formerly held by Larry Roller, who resigned Tuesday.

No questions asked if boat returned

No questions will be asked, and no charges will be filed if the person or persons responsible for stealing a jon boat last Friday night return it.

Coal ash spill costs authority $10,000 so far

In dollars and cents, the Feb. 2 coal ash spill in the Dan River has cost the Halifax County Service Authority $10,000 so far, with additional fees expected to mount as bills come in.

Extremely dry weather, gusty winds spell danger

Firefighters throughout the county were racing to keep area brush fires in check Thursday afternoon and warning people not to burn as conditions remain “extremely critical.”

Halifax County schools face possible $2 million in cuts

Cutting $2 million from expenses could be in the future for Halifax County Public Schools. 

Saturday night wreck seriously injures drivers

A 31-year-old Nathalie man and 46-year-old Halifax woman sustained serious injuries following a wreck Saturday night on Route 501, 366 feet south of Route 643.

HVAC upgrades due by Aug. 1

Upgrades to the HVAC system at the Halifax County High School should be completed by Aug. 1. 

Bolstered by national status, attendance skyrockets

Onlookers waited down by the riverside toughing out the muddy conditions Saturday as a group of American soldiers made their way to the bank of the Dan River, escaping the threats of the British army. 

High school heating, cooling system upgrades head agenda for trustees

The Halifax County School Board is expected to move forward with HVAC system upgrades at Halifax County High School when they hold a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the School Board Office conference room in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax. 

Missing elderly sisters found safe in Virginia Beach

Two elderly Scottsburg women who had been reported missing after they were last seen Thursday afternoon were found safe in Virginia Beach late Friday night.