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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.

$3,000 pledged for large animal rescue equipment

After losing her beloved horse, Jumping Jack Flash, in a tragic accident last week when the 17-year-old Petron English Shire slipped into an icy creek, Shirley Archer is determined to save other animals from this terrible fate.

Program to prepare for life's ending

Mental Health America of Halifax County will sponsor a special program entitled “Love Files” Sunday at 3 p.m. in South Boston Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

Family loses home in Wednesday morning blaze

An early Wednesday morning blaze left a family of five homeless, but no one was injured.