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Pete Myers honored for 55 years of firefighting service

He’s been fighting fires for well over a half of century, and earlier this month Halifax volunteer firefighter H. L. “Pete” Myers was recognized for his 55 years of dedicated firefighting service in Halifax County.

Main break creates mess; cold weather blamed

Some South Boston water customers woke up Monday to find they had decreased water pressure due to a ruptured water main at the intersection of North Main and Bernard streets.

Halifax unique for farmers’ markets

According to the USDA’s National Farmers’ Market Directory, 7,828 farmers’ markets were operating in the United States in August. 

Gun sales skyrocket

Do you own a gun? Whether it’s for protection, hunting, a gift or simply safekeeping, gun sales are on the rise across Halifax County.

2012 in review: A look back at the top stories

Just as in past years, 2012 was filled with its share of good news and bad news.

Coleman to keynote Martin Luther King breakfast

The L. E. Coleman African-American Museum will host the Martin Luther King breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at The Prizery.

Judge to be honored at Jubilee Day

The Honorable Joel Cunningham will be the recipient of the annual Cora Tucker Community Service Award to be presented Jan. 1 during the annual Jubilee Day Celebration at Banister Hill Baptist Church in Halifax.

2012: Top 10 stories

A changing of the guard in county administration, schools and economic development combined with an angry group of school retirees denied their Local Optional Retirement Plan benefits made 2012 a year for the record books in Halifax County.

Former Halifax treasurer dies at 90

"He was a very likeable person who knew just about everybody in the county and had an excellent memory.”

Christmas Eve fire at Dollar General causes $50,000 in damages to conveyer

South Boston Fire Department responded to an electrical fire at Dollar General Distribution Plant Monday night, but a sprinkler system had extinguished the blaze before firefighters arrived on the scene.