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Separate fires damage home in Halifax, destroy cabin

A fire early Saturday morning resulted in an estimated $80,000 damage to the Halifax residence of John Mitchell.

SVHEC outlines plan to survive

Sustainability is the number one priority for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, now more than ever.

Power restored to more customers following storm

All of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative’s customers in Halifax County had power restored Thursday morning, and Dominion was reporting only 29 customers in Southside remained powerless as the state continued to recover from severe storms that struck the commonwealth June 29-30.     

Hot, dry weather takes toll on Halifax crops

It’s hot, and little if any relief is in sight this week. 

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.