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Nathalie man dies in Wednesday afternoon crash

A 55-year-old Nathalie man was killed in a crash that occurred on Highway 501 (L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway) Wednesday at 2:38 p.m. shortly after snow began to fall in Halifax County.

County braces for storm

A major winter storm of historic proportions was bearing down on Halifax County Wednesday morning, with forecasts of more than a foot of snow sending county residents scrambling for supplies.

Emergency crews get ready for snow, power outages

Milk. Bread. Shovels. Those are the ingredients for what’s become a tradition around these parts when a little snow is in the forecast: folks stock up on the essentials. Maybe it’s tradition because deep down everyone likes a little snow.

Gazette to print Friday edition early

Due to the severity of the snowstorm forecast, The Gazette-Virginian will print Friday’s edition a day earlier on Wednesday afternoon.

Director: Drinking water safe

With a coal ash spill into the Dan River over a week old, Halifax County Service Authority Executive Director Mark Estes told South Boston Town Council Monday night “authority drinking water is safe.”

Warning issued as stage set for major winter punch

Milk. Bread. Shovels. Those are the ingredients for what’s become a tradition around these parts when a little snow is in the forecast: folks stop up on the essentials. Maybe it’s tradition because deep down we all like a little snow.

Water monitoring continues; Duke Energy apologizes

The leak at its retired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. is plugged, Duke Energy announced Friday.

Girl with local ties petitions Disney for plus-size princess

After growing up noticing how plus-size women are portrayed negatively in the media, a 17-year-old Farmville native hopes to change that, starting with Disney.

Makeup days to be discussed

With Halifax County Public Schools on the verge of needing to mark makeup days on their calendar, Halifax County School Board members are expected to discuss and suggest possible days during their meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Drinking water safe; potential threat posed to aquatic life

While a recent coal ash spill in the Dan River may not impact the drinking water for county residents, many are questioning how the spill will impact aquatic life.