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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.

Solar-powered project lands in Town of Halifax

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a wholesale open-access fiber network transport provider, announced Wednesday  the launch of a wireless broadband pilot project in the Town of Halifax to test the capability of Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) solar powered Wi-Fi equipment to provide wireless broadband access throughout the town. 

Virginia State Police confirm complaint

Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation confirmed Tuesday afternoon it has received a complaint against former Halifax County School Transportation Coordinator and former ED-3 Supervisor Earl Womack.

Womack resigns from board of supervisors

Earl Womack, Halifax County Supervisor for Election District 3, on Monday night resigned from his seat on the board of supervisors effective immediately.

Renovation shuffle begins

Long before any renovations get underway on the historic Halifax Courthouse, a rash of renovations, remodeling and remakes must take place so offices can be shuffled around to make room for the courthouse and sheriff’s office moves.

Calendar allows for up to 10 days missed for weather

Since returning from winter break, students have not seen much of the inside of their schools. Due to two snowstorms, the students have missed a total of eight days so far. 

Virgilina’s first fire chief dies

A founding member and the first fire chief of Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department is dead at 86.