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Fire damages abandoned house; ruled accidental

A fire that is being described as “accidental” damaged an abandoned house on Lennig Road Saturday shortly after 4 p.m.

Library funding slashed by state

The local library budget outlook isn’t as rosy as board members had hoped. On Tuesday they learned they would be fighting an uphill battle from the start since the county libraries will be receiving more than $21,788 less from the Library of Virginia.

Missing Halifax County girl found after search

Halifax County law enforcement officers converged in the 2000 block of Wilson Memorial Trail in the Vernon Hill community Thursday afternoon to search for Kennedy Smith, a 5-year-old girl with autism, whose mother reported her missing from her house shortly after 3 p.m.

Reckless driving charged in Wednesday wreck

Traffic was backed up on Highway 58 east for more than an hour Wednesday as a result of a single-vehicle accident that occurred near Zimmerman’s Antique Shop.

New owner poised to keep momentum going at VIR

Virginia International Raceway has come a long way since Harvey Siegel and Connie Nyholm re-opened the track in March of 2000 after almost a quarter-century of dormancy.

House fire under investigation in South Boston

Authorities are investigating the cause of a Sunday evening fire that heavily damaged a one and a half story frame house on College Street, according to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

Tobacco commission approves request for Green View funding

The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission on Tuesday gave the green light to the Halifax Industrial Development Authority’s request for $1.3 million to improve the Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center (former Daystrom building).

Halifax County jobless rate remains same at 8.7 percent

The jobs outlook in Halifax County remained the same in November as it was in October, holding its own at 8.7 percent, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Tuesday.

Search begins after service authority director announces retirement

Halifax County Service Authority Executive Director Willie Jones will retire effective June 30.

County law enforcement officer dies unexpectedly

Veteran law enforcement officer Steve M. Cassada passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening while dining with family at a restaurant in Altavista.