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High school graduation Saturday

(File photo)Halifax County High School’s Class of 2014 Commencement Exercises will get underway Saturday at 9 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

WIth perfect weather, Summerfest attracts more than 3,500

More than 3,500 flocked to Virgilina for the 32nd Annual Virgilina Summerfest’s day of fun in the sun Saturday, according to Virgilina Volunteer Fire Chief Gerald Ellixson.

Details emerge in fatal wreck

The 56-year-old Nathalie man who was killed in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred in the Walmart parking lot on Friday, May 16, died from blunt force trauma, according to the results of an autopsy.

Education designation adds fuel for job growth

A Center of Manufacturing Excellence is headed to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston.

Schools crown top instructor

Cluster Springs Early Learning Center Teacher Megan Ferrell fought back tears Thursday evening as Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Hendon announced she was the recipient of the 2014 Teacher of the Year award during the second annual staff appreciation celebration held at the World of Sports. 

Ethan Rosche earns same award sister garnered in 2009

Halifax County High School senior Ethan Rosche followed in one of his sister’s footsteps Wednesday evening when he was presented the 2014 Principal’s Award, given annually to the best all-around graduating senior at the high school. It was five years ago in 2009, that Rosche’s sister, Sarah, earned the Principal’s Award, and Wednesday night was Ethan’s night to receive what is considered the most prestigious award given at the high school.

Farmer’s Foods in Henrico files for bankruptcy

The Farmer’s Foods grocery store in Henrico County filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Monday.

Oldest members contribute lifetimes of service

For the past 10 years, the two oldest members of the Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, H. C. Phillips Sr. and H. L. “Pete” Myers, have witnessed a decline in participation. 

High school students lauded for achievements


Four very active high school seniors received the prestigious honor of being named “four times an all-star” Monday at the annual Halifax County High School All-Star reception.

Virgilina Summerfest tradition a rite of summer

Members of the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Association are fired up and getting prepared for the 32nd annual Summerfest set for Saturday in downtown Virgilina.