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SLIDESHOW: Scottsburg celebrates America's birthday

It was a typical firecracker hot summer day in Scottsburg for its 32nd July Fourth Celebration.

Drakes Branch man killed in freak accident

A 61-year-old Drakes Branch man was killed in a work related accident Monday, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff R. W. Hawkins.

Columbarium taking shape at Halifax Memorial Gardens

Construction of South Boston’s first columbarium is proceeding, with the latest addition a granite structure designed to hold 48 niches for cremated remains.

Judges disqualified in investigation of former county sheriff

Chief Judge for the Tenth Judicial District Leslie M. Osborn signed an order last month disqualifying judges in the district from presiding in the ongoing investigation of former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, according to court records.

Independence Day holiday sees lowest gas prices since January

Gas prices continue to retreat, reaching levels not seen since January, which is welcome news for motorists embarking on a summer getaway to celebrate this week’s Independence Day holiday.  

Crews work to restore power in Southside Virginia

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative reported 192 customers remained without power in Halifax County, while Dominion Power reported 3,139 customers in Southside Virginia without power Monday at noon.

School board meets to clear up legal issues

In an effort to stay legal and not bind future school boards, Halifax County School Board members made changes to the Local Option Retirement Plan Thursday afternoon during a special called meeting with school board attorney Craig Woods of Charlottesville.

Police investigate Sunshine Mills spill into Toot’s Creek

An organic human grade fat used in the production of dog food at Sunshine Mills spilled into Toots Creek Thursday night, and Sunshine workers will spend much of the weekend cleaning up the mess.

Extended heat wave settles in for long stay in Southside

Turn up the air conditioner; grab plenty of water or head to the pool. It’s getting hot! 

Library system struggling to fill budget gap

Halifax County-South Boston Public Library Board members met Tuesday only to learn the libraries are facing a $67,358 deficit in the upcoming budget year.