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Blaze damages Cedar Grove Road carport, wood supply

A fire of unknown origin burnt approximately one-third of a Cedar Grove Road family’s winter wood supply before firefighters from Cluster Springs and Turbeville Volunteer Fire Departments could extinguish the blaze Monday afternoon.

SoBo-Halifax County Tourism gets $10,000 marketing grant

South Boston-Halifax County Department of Tourism has received a $10,000 marketing grant to promote “Halifax County: Your Meeting Destination.”

Non-stop shopping in Halifax County

It seems the holiday for giving thanks may be taking a back seat to shopping enthusiasm with many stores starting what used to be known as “Black Friday” sales on Thursday evening.

Soup kitchen holds Feed the Community event

The Missionary United Soup Kitchen of South Boston, under the auspices of Pastor Jean Harris, held its third annual Feed the Community event at Halifax County High School from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

New extension agent wants to see farmers succeed

With a strong passion for agriculture and a desire to see farmers succeed, Chris Brown has joined the Virginia Cooperative Extension as an associate extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Halifax County.

National Wild Turkey Foundation holds hunt for wounded warriors

Approximately 20 wounded warrior hunters and their invited guests answered dawn’s cold wakeup call Saturday, slipping into hunting blinds for a day of deer hunting at Staunton River State Park.  The Wheelin’ Sportsmen division of the Halifax County National Wild Turkey Foundation sponsored the deer hunt Saturday. 

’Tis the season for a scavenger hunt

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce is having its first holiday scavenger hunt.

Halifax bread store victim of Hostess closing

Merita Bread store customers this week are left wondering where their next loaf of bread is coming from after learning the store owned by Hostess Brands Inc. will soon be closing.  

Halifax infant located after Amber Alert

An 18-month-old child is safe, and her parents face charges following a nightlong search Thursday night into Friday morning that prompted a nationwide Amber Alert, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office authorities.

UPDATE: Former sheriff turns himself in Thursday night

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, indicted Tuesday on 21 felony charges for embezzlement and forgery, turned himself in to State Police Thursday night and was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.