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Wreck slices car in half; charges pending

A 70-year-old South Boston man was airlifted to Duke Medical Center on Friday afternoon following a wreck that occurred on River Road, about a half mile west of State Route 945.

Slate of events mark historic river crossing

The historic Crossing of the Dan will be commemorated this week with special programs scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Prizery in South Boston.

School board to set timeline for budget tonight

A light agenda awaits Halifax County School Board members when they meet tonight at the Mary Bethune Office Complex at 6 p.m. 

Italian Delight a Blue Ribbon winner for second year

Italian Delight restaurant in South Boston last week was named one of 100 businesses across the United States named a 2013 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.

Need to find water-logged wayward golf balls? This woman will help

With a love for swimming, fishing and water, 25-year-old Jennifer Mills has found a way to combine them all. Mills is a pond diver.

Neither snow, nor rain will stop carriers ... but financial woes will end Saturday mail

The United States Postal Service announced plans Wednesday to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday.

Evidence discovered, sent to lab for analysis in missing woman case

Authorities are hoping evidence found at two properties in Campbell County Tuesday now headed to a lab for analysis may lead them to discover what happened to Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis.

Pedestrians await safe path to connect North Main Street, Love Shop businesses

North Main Street resident Breedlove Ford likes to walk, but he can only do so safely for a small distance beyond the busy intersection of North Main Street and Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.

Search continues in Campbell County for missing woman

Halifax County authorities joined Campbell County Sheriff’s investigators and Virginia State Police on Tuesday afternoon as law enforcement officers searched a Campbell County property in hopes of finding clues to the whereabouts of 36-year-old Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis.

Community, churches sing support for 9-year-old battling cancer

Members of the community and church families across the county came together Saturday afternoon at Good Shepherd Outreach Mission Church in Halifax to support Trevant Coleman, a precocious little fourth grader at South Boston Elementary School battling brain cancer.