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Early rain not enough to wash out spirit of SoBo Harvest Fest

A large group of vendors and a variety of entertainment and foods drew a large crowd to the 21st Annual Harvest Festival in downtown South Boston Saturday with crowds approaching 6,000 during the day-long event.

Homecoming king, queen crowned at high school

Senior Briana S. Jackson (left) was crowned as the Homecoming Queen at Halifax County High School during halftime festivities at Friday night's annual Homecoming football game at Tuck Dillard Stadium. Senior Joshua K. Edmunds (right) was crowned as the Homecoming King. (Joe Chandler/Gazette-Virginian)

For a step back in time, strike up the alumni band

Fans attending tonight’s Halifax County High School homecoming game at Tuck Dillard Stadium will be treated to a musical step back in time.

Meet the Halifax County High School homecoming court

Halifax County High School presented its homecoming court Thursday.

Halifax County schools meet accreditation benchmark

Halifax County Public Schools met the Standards of Learning benchmark to earn full accreditation for 2012-2013.

Police following leads of missing Nathalie woman

More than three months have passed since a 35-year-old Nathalie woman went missing, and authorities say they still have no word on her whereabouts.

Clock ticks to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Monday, Oct. 15, according to Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler. 

Allen brings campaign to SoBo, meets with small business owners, residents

George Allen brought his Virginia Voices tour to Southside Virginia on Monday where he listened to small business owners, community leaders and local residents whose voices he said are not being heard in Washington.

Consolidation of three Southside YMCAs put on hold

After months of discussion, the YMCA merger has been put on hold. Back in July, members of the South Boston-Halifax YMCA had an opportunity to cast their votes on the merger of the Hamilton Boulevard YMCA with the two in Mecklenburg County during a town hall meeting held at the South Boston Y.

Authority to advertise proposed rate changes

The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved advertising proposed water and sewer rates and deposits when it met Thursday afternoon in the conference room of the authority’s offices located on Houghton Avenue in South Boston.