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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.

Commonwealth attorney’s office moves to recuse itself from murder case

The Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has filed a motion in Halifax County Circuit Court to recuse itself from the James Lloyd Terry capital murder case.

Nathalie woman facing charge in Tuesday wreck

A 21-year-old Nathalie woman was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday on State Route 729, nine-tenths of a mile west of U.S. Route 360.

Banister qualifies as a ‘Scenic River’

A 38.4-mile segment of the Banister River has qualified as a Virginia Scenic River based on a field evaluation conducted July 7-8 by the Department of Conservation and Recreation with support from the Virginia Tech Community Design Assistance Center.