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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.

Banquet speaker pushes community involvement

The Tri-County Community Action agency held its 46th annual banquet Friday night at the Bright Leaf Forum in South Boston with the Rev. Dr Michael Parnell as guest speaker.

Charges pending in wreck

Charges are pending in a single-vehicle accident that occurred Monday afternoon on Hackberry Road, eight-tenths of a mile north of State Route 713 in the southwestern part of the county.

Halifax County Service Authority OKs changes

Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors approved proposed budget changes during their regular monthly meeting Wednesday.

National Tire Research Center a big investment in jobs, research

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s new National Tire Research Center that opened Wednesday at the Virginia Motorsports Technology Park on the campus of Alton’s VIRginia International Raceway represents an investment of more than $30 million and brings with it the expectation of 186 jobs at its operational peak.

Romney’s son rallies support in South Boston stop

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s eldest son, Taggart “Tagg” Romney, greeted more than 100 supporters Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the World of Sports in South Boston.