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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.

New forest technician comes to Halifax County

G. T. Hendrick has joined the Virginia Department of Forestry office in Halifax as the new forestry technician for Halifax County.

Scottsburg man dies after Wednesday wreck

A 21-year-old Scottsburg man died Wednesday night from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle wreck that occurred at 4:03 p.m. that day on Highway 57 (Chatham Road), one mile east of State Route 672.

Tourism revenues up in state, Halifax County

Visitors to Virginia generated $20.4 billion in revenue from tourism in 2011, an 8 percent increase over 2010, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday.

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department marathon set Saturday

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual marathon on Saturday at its station on Leda-Grove Road in Nathalie.

Halifax County Humane Society appeals for help

Halifax County Humane Society is facing a dilemma — volunteers are having to handle more animals than ever before with decreasing funding.