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Anti-mining group staging big fundraiser

The Virginia Coalition will sponsor a major fundraising event Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at James and Jennifer Edmunds’ home in Halifax to raise funds to continue the ban on uranium mining in Virginia.

Big race at VIR driving business in Halifax County

Halifax County is expected to welcome thousands of race fans from all over the United States this weekend to experience one of the biggest events ever held by Virginia International Raceway.

Town clock, new chimes a step closer to reality

Sounds of musical chimes may soon fill the air in the Town of Halifax after Halifax Town Council members agreed to help the Halifax Village Business Association buy musical chimes and maintain a new town clock they anticipate purchasing soon.

Police search for missing woman; could be in region

A 90-year-old Burlington, N.C., woman who has been reported missing since Saturday may have traveled through this area between Sunday evening and Monday morning, according to Burlington, N.C., Police Captain Steve Smith.

Superintendent’s contract amended; pay increased

Coming out of closed session Monday evening, the Halifax County School Board approved amending Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon’s contract to increase her annual salary by $8,624.

Former Halifax County supervisor dies at age 89

A 17-year former veteran member of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond.

Money found to pay insurance hike for school employees

Halifax County school employees who only carry insurance on themselves through the school’s Anthem policy will see no increase in the premium they will have to pay out of pocket this year after school officials found money already in the budget to cover the cost.

Blue Star Memorial Marker honors service men, women

New brick work and landscaping at the southern entrance to South Boston at this prominent location on Highway 501 now marks the site of the Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker welcoming those coming into South Boston. 

Man dies after South Boston apartment fire

An apartment fire that claimed the life of a 34-year-old South Boston man early Sunday morning is currently being investigated by South Boston Police and Virginia State Police.

North Halifax’s marathon raises more than $30,000

Good times were happening Saturday in the northern end of the county when the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department held its annual marathon fundraiser that always attracts a large crowd to its station on Leda-Grove Road in Nathalie.