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Engineer to present workshop on impact of uranium mining

Val Green, a mining and waste water engineer with decades of experience in the study and regulation of mines, will give a workshop titled, “Local and Site-Specific Factors:  Uranium Mining and Milling at Coles Hill” on Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation in Chatham.  Admission is free.  

Scottsburg juvenile escapes injury in Tuesday wreck

A 17-year-old Scottsburg female was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on Bethel Road.

Hearing on Halifax County trash fee slated Tuesday

The new Halifax County Solid Waste Disposal Authority will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to receive public comment on the proposed $48 annual rate for solid waste disposal.

Habitat honors helper who hammers dreams together

Volunteers for the Tri-River Habitat for Humanity have strived to eliminate poverty housing in Halifax County for the past two decades.

No arrests made in high school drug search

No arrests were made and a small amount of narcotics were found following a thorough search of Halifax County High School Friday morning, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

Tobacco Heritage Trail opens

The Tobacco Heritage Trail in South Boston is now open, and bike riders, horseback riders, dog walkers and hikers already have begun enjoying the new recreation trail, a 2.5-mile segment of the Tobacco Heritage Trail that links Berry Hill Resort almost to the Dan River at the site of an old cotton mill.

Board ponders whether two libraries more effective than one

Should the county consolidate its two libraries into one centrally located building?

Outlook dims on jobs front in Halifax County

The jobs outlook in Halifax County got even bleaker in July with unemployment rates once again soaring into double digits. 

No one hurt in Thursday bus school wreck

A Halifax County Public Schools bus was rear ended early Thursday morning while making a stop to pick up a student on Volens Road in the northern section of Halifax County.

'War on drugs' battle continues in Halifax County

Although President Barack Obama has deemed the phrase “war on drugs” as “counter productive,” law enforcement officers here continue the fight to rid this community of drug dealers and their illicit trade.