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Unbalanced IDA budget approved

After operating without an adopted budget since July 1, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority on Friday adopted an unbalanced  2012-13 operating budget that includes $2,485,315.68 in income and $2,522.948.20 in expenses.

Fundraiser falls shy, but still called a ‘good day’

Approximately 400 people attended the fundraising event held in South Boston’s Constitution Square from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with perfect weather, and $10,000 was raised to hire a private investigator to help find retired Sgt. First Class Hattie Brown who was last seen May 16, 2009. 

Vernon Hill man pleads guilty to receiving stolen property

A 31-year old Vernon Hill man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one felony charge of receiving stolen property and a probation violation, according to court records.

Woman charged in wreck

A 49-year-old Semora, N.C. woman has been charged with failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday at 4:15 p.m. on Highway 58, two-tenths of a mile west of State Route 836.

Man found dead; cigarette suspected in bedroom fire

A 64-year-old South Boston man was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon when Turbeville volunteer firefighters responded to a call of smoke coming from the home, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.

Job opportunities focus of Workforce Forward Forum

More than 150 educators, economical developers, business and industry leaders and Southern Virginia Higher Education Center staffers were eager to hear successful players in the manufacturing arena share their stories and perspectives during Thursday’s Workforce Forward Forum held at The Prizery.

Looking for closure, family of missing woman raising money to hire private investigator

Family and friends of Hattie G. Brown are asking the public to come out in honor of their missing loved one this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Constitution Square in downtown South Boston.

GOP VP nominee rallies Southside supporters in Danville

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan drew a crowd of hundreds to the Danville Victory Rally held at Piedmont Precision Machinery on Wednesday morning. 

Water, sewer rate changes up for discussion in Halifax County

Rate hikes are in the future for some water and sewer customers, while others will see decreases, and that’s what the Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors plans to discuss during its monthly meeting Thursday.

UPDATE: Principal knocked to ground in Halifax County High School fight

Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph was knocked to the ground as he attempted to break up a fight between four female students at the high school Monday afternoon, according to South Boston Police Captain B. K. Lovelace.