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PHOTO GALLERY: A standstill follows big winter blast

Nature’s biggest winter wallop in a number of years shut down Halifax County and Southern Virginia, with snowfall ranging from six inches in some portions of the county to almost a foot.

Coal ash spill investigation now criminal

The leak at Duke Energy’s retired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. may be plugged, but a criminal investigation into the spill is just beginning.

Library board playing it safe with budget requests

With state aid looking promising, the Halifax County Library Board of Trustees is playing it safe when it comes to their remaining budget requests. 

Here's proof of everlasting love

Commonwealth Assisted Living will be filled with love this Valentine’s Day, especially for two married couples, Roy Long Sr. and Annie Long and Lewis “Albert” Chaney and Lucille Moore. The first, a couple who grew up knowing each other, married at the verge of adulthood and have loved each other ever since. The latter, a man and woman who went to the same school growing up, but later parted ways as they got older. 

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.