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The latest technology comes to schools

Out with the old and in with the new. New technology is on its way to Halifax County Public Schools, thanks to a grant from the Virginia Public Schools Authority Educational Technology Notes Series.

Burlington to be demolished

It provided many a Halifax County resident with employment over the years, and it maintained a steadfast presence in the Town of Halifax.

Nathalie home destroyed in blaze

A Nathalie man was left homeless Monday morning after an early morning blaze destroyed his single story house located at 1086 Beulah Road.

Elderly Burlington woman's body found


One month after she was reported missing in N.C.

Three hunters from the Wolf Trap community found the body of an elderly Burlington, N.C. woman who had been reported missing four weeks ago early Saturday morning in Halifax County, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

Republican stalwart Watkins dead at 66


Tucker Carrington Watkins IV of Randolph, one-time chair of the 5th District Republican Party and GOP party faithful who worked on the campaigns of Virgil Goode and George Allen, died Saturday at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Tri River Habitat seeks volunteers to help with Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch project is returning this fall.

No charges lodged in tractor-trailer wreck

No one was charged in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Sept. 28 at the intersection of Highway 360 and Route 613.

Community prayer vigil planned for missing woman

The family of 90-year-old Ruzie Dixon Suggs will hold an outdoor prayer vigil at 3 p.m. Sunday at Suggs’ home on 2710 Cobbside Drive, Burlington, N.C.  

County jobless rate still in double digits

The jobs outlook in Halifax County brightened slightly in August, but unemployment rates here remain in the double digits.

Horse extraordinaire just a gallop away

Tom Simmons has been a successful horse trainer for over half a century working with over 13,000 horses during the course of his career.