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Squirrel blamed in Halifax County power blackout

A squirrel got into a Dominion Power substation Saturday morning causing a fault or short and knocked out power to 1,900 customers in South Boston and Halifax County.

Library approves strategic plan

Halifax County-South Boston Public Library Board approved a strategic plan for 2013-2016 and launched a fundraising drive during its meeting Tuesday evening held at the South Boston Public Library.

To raise funds, Liberty firefighters going door to door Saturday

It’s time again for the annual Liberty Volunteer Fire Department fund drive.

PHOTOS: Crowd packs Halloween Carnival

A huge throng of youngsters and their parents packed the upstairs banquet hall at The Prizery on Tuesday night for the annual South Boston-Halifax Junior Woman’s Club Halloween Carnival.

Bacteria detected in Cluster Springs Elementary water

Coliform bacteria was found in the drinking water at Cluster Springs Elementary School last month, according to Halifax County Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon.

Police urge Halloween safety

Halloween will be celebrated Wednesday, and trick or treat will be observed all across Halifax County and in the towns of Halifax and South Boston from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sandy spares Halifax County

Hurricane Sandy spared Halifax County residents this week having little to no impact on the area other than downing a few trees and knocking out power to 33 residences at the height of the storm Monday night.

UPDATE: Wind advisory issued for Halifax County

As Hurricane Sandy gets ready to unleash fury on the East Coast, strong winds remain the main concern in Halifax County.

Police: Young girl accidentally shot, killed

A 9-year-old with family ties to Halifax County died in an accidental shooting Thursday night at her home in Accomack County.

Blaze destroys mobile home in Cluster Springs

An investigation continues into the cause of a Saturday evening fire that totally destroyed a single-story dwelling in the Cluster Springs community, according to Cluster Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Harris.