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Mystery guest expected to kick off Alton parade

The 31st annual Alton Christmas Parade will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.

Halifax woman charged in wreck

A 73-year-old Halifax woman was charged with failure to obey a traffic light following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday at 9:53 a.m. at the intersection of Wilborn Avenue and Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.

Students peddle holiday creations at Market Day

Talent, creativity and Christmas were in the air Tuesday morning at The Prizery when Halifax County Public Schools fourth grade elementary gifted students from all seven elementary schools held their annual Market Day.

Man injured, charged in fiery wreck

A 73-year-old Nathalie man was injured and charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control following a fiery wreck that occurred Monday afternoon on State Route 603, five-tenths of a mile east of State Route 627.

Law enforcement tracking device helps save lives

Area residents with family members suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Down’s syndrome or autism disorders can put their mind at ease with a program offered by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office called Project Life Saver — “Bringing Loved Ones Home.”

State senator starts process to lift uranium mining ban

State Sen. John Watkins of Midlothian announced Monday he plans to patron a bill to lift the 30-year ban on uranium mining in the upcoming General Assembly session.

Christmas on parade in downtown South Boston

Downtown South Boston was indeed a winter wonderland Saturday for one of the largest Christmas parades in recent memory.

Bathroom exhaust fan blamed in fire on Seymour Drive

An exhaust fan in the bathroom of Center for Behavioral Therapies on Seymour Drive in South Boston is being blamed in a Sunday afternoon blaze.

Plant demolition scheduled this week

Demolition is expected to get under way this week at the former Burlington Plant in Halifax, according to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy.

Uranium Working Group report unveiled

The Uranium Working Group, a multi-agency group tasked with studying the possibility or mining uranium in Virginia, on Friday released its 125-page report to Gov. Bob McDonnell.