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Dozens attend tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

They came for a host of different reasons, all of them personal to the dozens of people paying tribute to and honoring the memory of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Monday morning during the 8th annual breakfast celebration in South Boston.

Short courses aim to teach landowners to sell timber

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, in collaboration with Virginia’s natural resource agencies, companies and associations, will host three “Selling Your Timber” short courses starting Feb. 19.

Wanted: Library volunteers

The Halifax County South Boston Library System is always looking for volunteers, according to South Boston Library Branch Manager Jessika K. Pettit.

Celebrating King's legacy

Halifax County Business and Professional Council sponsored a birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street. Council members attending the celebration are (from left) the Rev. Kevin Chandler, Derwin Leigh, Sharon Medley, Linda Owen, Rev. Whitfield Scott, Inez Scott, Assistant Treasurer Helen Leigh, President Lealand Luck, Secretary Nakisha Easley and First Vice President Valdivia Marshall. The Rev. Scott, pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church, served as keynote speaker Sunday.


Is uranium scaring people from Southside?

RICHMOND — When people come to Southside Virginia, Adam Lynch said, they are looking for nature, clean air, lakes and pretty mountains. Lynch, a Realtor for Prudential Waterfront Properties and consultant for Charles Lynch Construction, said the thought of having a uranium mine in their backyard is driving people away from the area.

High school math teacher to attend presidential inauguration

With the 57th presidential inauguration just around the corner, many enthused Americans have bought tickets and booked rooms all over the nation’s Capitol in preparation for one of the biggest events in American history. 

Saxe teen charged with hit and run

A 19-year-old Saxe man was charged with hit and run after he fled the scene of an accident that occurred Monday afternoon on State Route 654, one-tenth of mile north of State Route 659 in South Boston.

Missing man found behind barn

A 75-year-old missing Scottsburg man who suffers from a medical condition was found wandering behind a barn on Guill Town Road in Scottsburg shortly after he was reported missing Thursday morning.

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.