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Soup kitchen holds Feed the Community event

The Missionary United Soup Kitchen of South Boston, under the auspices of Pastor Jean Harris, held its third annual Feed the Community event at Halifax County High School from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

New extension agent wants to see farmers succeed

With a strong passion for agriculture and a desire to see farmers succeed, Chris Brown has joined the Virginia Cooperative Extension as an associate extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Halifax County.

National Wild Turkey Foundation holds hunt for wounded warriors

Approximately 20 wounded warrior hunters and their invited guests answered dawn’s cold wakeup call Saturday, slipping into hunting blinds for a day of deer hunting at Staunton River State Park.  The Wheelin’ Sportsmen division of the Halifax County National Wild Turkey Foundation sponsored the deer hunt Saturday. 

’Tis the season for a scavenger hunt

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce is having its first holiday scavenger hunt.

Halifax bread store victim of Hostess closing

Merita Bread store customers this week are left wondering where their next loaf of bread is coming from after learning the store owned by Hostess Brands Inc. will soon be closing.  

Halifax infant located after Amber Alert

An 18-month-old child is safe, and her parents face charges following a nightlong search Thursday night into Friday morning that prompted a nationwide Amber Alert, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office authorities.

UPDATE: Former sheriff turns himself in Thursday night

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, indicted Tuesday on 21 felony charges for embezzlement and forgery, turned himself in to State Police Thursday night and was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

School workforce downsizing talk delayed

Halifax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon presented a policy change in professional workforce reduction for review by Halifax County School Board members Monday during their regular scheduled meeting.

Bear caught in South Boston; climbs tree at middle school

South Boston residents spotted an unexpected visitor strolling through Centerville on Tuesday evening.

School retirees continue to fight back, retain attorneys

The sting of betrayal lingers with retirees after the elimination of the Local Optional Retirement Plan by the Halifax County School Board in July.