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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.

UPDATE: Speed a factor in deadly Halifax County crash

Speed was a factor in a single-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Sutherlin teenager on Christmas Eve.

Blaze engulfs another Halifax County home

James “Jim” Hazelwood wasn’t at home Friday afternoon when a fire consumed his story and a half frame/log dwelling at 1051 Covington Trail, but nephew Roger Hazelwood, a lieutenant with the Clover Volunteer Fire Department, didn’t know that until he arrived at the scene to help fight the blaze.