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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.

Sleigh bells ring, sneakers run

The South Boston Running Club held its First Annual Sleigh Bells and Sneakers Toy Run on Saturday. 

SoBo woman charged in wreck

An 86-year-old South Boston woman was charged with failing to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on Highway 501, 100 feet north of State Route 654.

Service honors victims of deadly school shooting

Gene Comer lights candles in remembrance of the 26 school children and adults who died in last Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during a community service of remembrance held Tuesday night at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel. 

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.