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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.

Judge honored with Cora Tucker Award

The Honorable Halifax County Circuit Court Judge Joel Cunningham on Tuesday became the 14th recipient of the Cora Tucker Award given annually by the local chapter of the NAACP.

Feeling the flu? You're in good company

With the flu raging in Halifax County, many are searching for ways to prevent infection, and county doctors’ offices are taking the necessary precautions to decrease the spread of the virus.

Eyeing write-offs on taxes, donors stock the shelves

The end of 2012 and the start of 2013 has brought a boost in donations to the county Goodwill store located on Halifax Road in Centerville.

Driver charged with DUI in wreck on Mt. Laurel Road

Virginia State Police have charged the driver of a log truck that overturned early Wednesday afternoon near Mt. Laurel with driving under the influence.

After devastating fire, starting over from scratch

It was a warm day in January when life as Jane Edmunds knew it changed forever. Departing from her River Road residence known as “Creekside,” Edmunds joined a friend for a day of shopping in Danville.

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.