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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.

Authorities clean up diesel spill in Halifax


Firefighters with Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, Virginia Department of Transportation employees and Halifax County Deputy T.  H. Clarke, who was working for the Halifax Police Department, responded to a diesel spill Tuesday afternoon in front of Hardees’s on Main Street in Halifax.

VUI: Uranium mining poses no risk to waters

Virginia Uranium Inc. of Chatham on Tuesday announced its company’s firm commitment to store all uranium tailings below ground.

More than 250 learn forage at Virgilina ranch

More than 250 landowners from Virginia and North Carolina turned out Thursday for a Forage Field Day held at Triple Creek Ranch — The Poore Family Farm on Clarksville Road in Virgilina.

Public meeting to discuss river, creek clean-up plan

A community meeting has been set for Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 201 at the Mary M. Bethune Complex, 1030 Cowford Road in Halifax.