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Bolstered by national status, attendance skyrockets

Onlookers waited down by the riverside toughing out the muddy conditions Saturday as a group of American soldiers made their way to the bank of the Dan River, escaping the threats of the British army. 

High school heating, cooling system upgrades head agenda for trustees

The Halifax County School Board is expected to move forward with HVAC system upgrades at Halifax County High School when they hold a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the School Board Office conference room in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax. 

Missing elderly sisters found safe in Virginia Beach

Two elderly Scottsburg women who had been reported missing after they were last seen Thursday afternoon were found safe in Virginia Beach late Friday night.

$3,000 pledged for large animal rescue equipment

After losing her beloved horse, Jumping Jack Flash, in a tragic accident last week when the 17-year-old Petron English Shire slipped into an icy creek, Shirley Archer is determined to save other animals from this terrible fate.

Program to prepare for life's ending

Mental Health America of Halifax County will sponsor a special program entitled “Love Files” Sunday at 3 p.m. in South Boston Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

Family loses home in Wednesday morning blaze

An early Wednesday morning blaze left a family of five homeless, but no one was injured.

Crossing of the Dan gets its place among history’s elite

General Nathanael Greene’s Crossing of the Dan River in 1781 is one of the best-kept secrets of the American Revolution.  For over 200 years that pivotal moment in the war for independence remained nearly forgotten while Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Day in 1776 and the subsequent Battle of Trenton was celebrated.

No charges in wreck at busy intersection

No one was charged in a wreck that occurred Sunday at the intersection of North Main Street and Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.

Banister designation all but set

The official designation of a 25-mile stretch of the Banister River as a “Scenic River” is awaiting the signature of Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe, following unanimous approval of a resolution offered by Chatham Delegate Les Adams Monday in the State Senate.

Coal ash extends 70 miles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is continuing to provide fish and wildlife expertise during the emergency response and remedial phases following the Dan River coal ash spill and will work with others to determine the impacts of the spill, short-term and longer-term, on fish, wildlife and their habitat.