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Reduced to rubble, but it could have been worse

tear glistened on John Henry Beard’s cheek Thursday morning as he walked through the ruins of his auto repair business destroyed by fire Tuesday night.

Shop closing after lifetime of memories

After many years of success, great memories and pouring his life into Hodges Jewel Box, Levi Hamilton has decided to close the doors to the Main Street, South Boston fixture later this month.

Microsoft expanding in Mecklenburg; creating 30 new jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday morning that Microsoft Corp. will invest $348 million to expand its modular data center site in Mecklenburg County.

Capital murder trial to include four phases

The James Lloyd Terry capital murder trial, set for September, will have four distinct phases, the result of a motions hearing Monday afternoon in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Floss cutting kicks off opening of new dental clinic

One year after the tobacco commission approved $400,000 to fund dental equipment for a proposed Halifax Regional Dental Clinic, the ribbon was cut Tuesday evening marking the official grand opening of the new clinic.

Massive fire injures pair, destroys auto repair business

Two people were injured in a massive fire that destroyed Beard’s Auto Repair on Tuesday afternoon.

Former Daystrom president dies at age 93 following illness

Only months after his last visit to South Boston, former Daystrom Furniture President Francis (Fran) Anthony Piechota passed away Monday, Jan. 28, surrounded by family members after a long period of illness.

Superintendent gives update on action from school study

Halifax County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon with school administrators and school board members presented a PowerPoint presentation to county supervisors Friday morning during their annual strategic planning session held at Riverstone.

Icy mess makes driving a nasty chore

Halifax County school students awoke to news that school had been cancelled Friday morning before the sleet and frozen precipitation began falling.

Community pulls together to help family

Ashly and Nicholas Clayton have truly sensed what living in a small town is all about after people in the community came together to help them move into a new place when they lost almost everything they owned in a mold-infested mobile home.