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County jobless rate still in double digits

The jobs outlook in Halifax County brightened slightly in August, but unemployment rates here remain in the double digits.

Horse extraordinaire just a gallop away

Tom Simmons has been a successful horse trainer for over half a century working with over 13,000 horses during the course of his career.

Halifax native to appear on CSI: NY

Halifax native Laura Parker will make her prime time debut on CBS’ hit show CSI: NY at 8 p.m. Friday.

County personal property tax bills mailed out; payment due by Dec. 5

The 2012 Halifax County personal property tax bills were mailed out last week, according to Halifax County Treasurer Linda Foster.  

Church files lawsuit against Nathalie resident over website

A former member of the Cody Church of God of Prophecy in Gretna has been ordered to pay attorney’s fees and court costs totaling $3,710.40 as the result of a civil suit brought against him in Halifax County Circuit Court by the church.

Fair returns with new exhibits, contests

The 102nd Halifax County Fair gets under way Tuesday through Saturday welcoming those of all ages.

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.