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A smaller crowd, but bigger interaction at 'Night Out'

“A smaller crowd than normal” came out for the 14th annual National Night Out Tuesday evening at the Halifax County fairgrounds, according to South Boston Police Capt. B. K. Lovelace.

Banister being studied for scenic river designation

A study is under way to determine if a portion of the Banister River in Southside Virginia should be designated a state scenic river. 

Gas prices continue to climb, bucking typical trend

The price of regular blend gasoline rose eight cents last week, bucking the typical trend of gas prices dropping during the first week of August. 

Obama campaign office opens in Halifax County

Supporters of President Barack Obama opened six new campaign offices in Virginia this weekend including one Saturday at 3166 Halifax Road in South Boston. 

Town of Halifax police chief announcement coming

The public may soon learn who will be the next police chief in the Town of Halifax.

Additional coyote meetings set in Halifax County

Two more coyote seminars have been scheduled for later this month in the northern and southern communities of Halifax County to educate area farmers, landowners, homeowners and outdoor recreationists about the increasing population of coyotes in the county.

Outlook dims on jobs front in Halifax County

The jobs outlook in Halifax County dimmed in June. The jobless rate increased to 9.3 percent here, seven-tenths of a percentage higher than the 8.6 percent rate reported in May, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released Wednesday.

Former Gazette-Virginian staff writer, columnist dies

Retired Gazette-Virginian staff writer and columnist Samuel L. “Sonny” Riddle Jr. died Wednesday morning at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Hogs gone wild create new nuisance for Halifax County

Watch out Halifax County! Feral hogs are on the loose, and they’re posing a threat to local livestock, cropland and forestland, according to Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Jason Fisher. 

Library downsizes: Four employees go part-time

Halifax County-South Boston Public Library is being forced to downsize due to budget cuts.