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Allen brings ‘Send a Message’ tour to county

Thursday, George Allen brought his statewide “Send a Message” tour to Southside Virginia to encourage Virginians to vote in the Republican Primary Tuesday to send a message to Washington. 

New superintendent wants to be solution, not problem

With hopes to be part of the solution and not part of the problem and eager to boost morale within the Halifax County Public School System, incoming Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon will take office July 2.

Halifax leaders take Chinese magazine staffers on tour

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority hosted a trio of staffers from China’s LENS magazine Wednesday afternoon treating them to a lunch at Molasses Grill.

D-Day veterans remember invasion

D-Day veterans W. R. Snead and H. L. “Pete” Myers laid a wreath Monday at the Company F Memorial at the National Guard Armory in South Boston on the 68th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.

Big changes come with new Halifax County sheriff

A new sheriff’s in town. For the past six months since his election in November, Sheriff Fred Clark has been settling into his new position while working hard to deter and prevent crime in Halifax County.

Collection of tractors, cars, bikes and signs lands Halifax man on TV

Elmo history buff, chief collector and soon to be TV personality Ned Stebbins will get his 15 minutes of fame when he appears on an episode of American Pickers this fall.

Halifax County jobless numbers continue to improve

The jobless rate improved in Halifax County in April as the unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent, three-tenths of a percent lower than the 9 percent jobless rate in March, according to the latest Virginia Employment Commission data released last week. 

Speaker urges grads to ‘go out into real world, grow up’

Valedictorian Angelica Majors encouraged the Halifax County High School Class of 2012 to take risks in order to be successful as she delivered her commencement address during graduation exercises Saturday morning in the Halifax County High School gymnasium.

Fire causes $40,000 in damage to Mountain Road home

A Friday evening house fire caused $40,000 damage to Ann Spangler’s home on 3100 Mountain Road in Halifax, according to a Halifax Volunteer Fire Department spokesman.

Public input is sought to improve Halifax County impaired streams

A public meeting to discuss a water quality improvement plan for three Halifax County streams on the state “dirty waters” list will be held June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, USDA Farm Services Building, 171 S. Main St., Halifax.