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UPDATE: Thursday morning blaze destroys county home

The American Red Cross is assisting a Scottsburg family who lost its home to a tragic house fire just five days before Christmas.

Halifax woman charged in Friday wreck

A 34-year-old Halifax woman was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a wreck that occurred Monday night on State Route 681, one-tenth of a mile north of State Route 678.

Service authority will hear comments on rate changes

Rate hikes are in the future for some water and sewer customers, while others will see decreases.

Retirement program addressed at webinar for area school leaders

An Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP) could be used “to give people a little nudge to retire…to consider that instead of laying people off,” Loudon County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Leigh Burden told Halifax County School board members and administrators attending a webinar Friday afternoon in Halifax.

Manufacturing Skills Institute unveiled at SVHEC

The Virginia Manufacturers Association and ECPI University unveiled the new Manufacturing Skills Institute Friday afternoon at the SVHEC-Innovation Center, located at 820 Bruce St. in South Boston. 

New group forms to support lifting mining moratorium

For several months, local supporters of developing the uranium resource at Coles Hill have been collecting names and signatures of their fellow community leaders who share their view that uranium mining will be a positive addition to the local economy. 

At 100, she’s seen a century of changes

Lee O’ Shell Vanison has made a lifetime of memories spanning a century, and she is very thankful she has been able to watch the world develop and change over the years.

SUV hits, injures elderly woman exiting Supply Line

An 81-year-old Virgilina woman was seriously injured and airlifted to Duke Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in the Supply Line parking lot located at the intersection of Highways 360 and 58 in South Boston.

Tobacco commission committee set to consider Green View funding request

The Southside Economic Development Committee, an arm of the Virginia Tobacco Commission, is slated to meet Thursday morning in Roanoke to consider 10 grant applications.

Bird? Plane? Nope. It’s Superman on a tractor

The 31st Alton Christmas Parade was deemed a success with about 500 people attending, Parade Coordinator Stacey Long said.