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Virginia Cantaloupe Festival promises new twist Friday

The Virginia Cantaloupe Festival has come a long way over the past 31 years, Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Nancy Pool said on the eve of the 32nd annual festival as she and her staff work to make this year’s event the best yet.

UPDATE: Virgilina teen seriously injured in crash

A 17-year-old female juvenile from Virgilina was seriously injured when the pickup truck she was driving crashed into another pickup truck at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on Route 96, three tenths of a mile east the intersection of Charlie Lawson Road (Route 725) near Virgilina.

Gazette kicks off subscription drive

The Gazette-Virginian subscription drive gets under way today with Halifax County subscribers paying only $18 for a year’s subscription to the county’s largest newspaper, a savings of $10 off the regular $28.

In SoBo, these drums move to the biomass beat

Two huge drums rolled into South Boston earlier this week prompting authorities to stop traffic to allow the large mud drum and steam drum to safely make their way to South Boston Energy, LLC, the new $150 million 49.9-megawatt wood-fired power generating facility currently under construction at the former Georgia-Pacific site on Plywood Trail.

Walls going up on expansion for dental clinic

Construction is moving right along on the Halifax Regional Dental Clinic, located in Houghton Industrial Park in South Boston.

Bull on the loose creates scare at Goodwill

Shoppers at the Goodwill store in Centerville were not alone Saturday morning when a bull on the loose wandered from a nearby pasture into the store’s parking lot.

Halifax County IDA donates $5,000 to uranium fight

To give or not to give $5,000 to fight the mining and milling of uranium. That was the question posed to members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors on Friday morning.

Halifax County businessman, civic leader dies

Sterling Edmunds, a lifelong Halifax County resident, businessman and community leader, died surrounded by family Tuesday. 

Halifax native takes command of Corps of Engineers District in Afghanistan

Col. Vincent Quarles, of Halifax assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South in a ceremony here July 12.

Members get to decide if three YMCA organizations should merge

Members of the South Boston-Halifax YMCA will have an opportunity to cast their votes on the merger of the Hamilton Boulevard YMCA with the two in Mecklenburg County at 6 p.m. Thursday.