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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.

Making a difference, one bead at a time

Nuevo Jicarito, meaning new hickory, is the name of a small village in Nicaragua where Halifax County resident Jennifer Chappell is making a difference.

UPDATE: Pair save victim’s life in fiery Halifax crash

One of three persons injured when a car collided head-on into pickup truck at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Mountain Road and Union Church Road owes his life to a pair of nearby residents.

Coyote seminar set June 15 in Scottsburg

Coyotes are becoming more than just unseen nuisances with a number of coyote sightings recently reported in the Town of Halifax and surrounding areas.

VIDEO: Dozens attend Memorial Day service in Halifax

Raymond Shelton, a 97-year-old WWII veteran who served in the 92nd Infantry Division, and Pete Myers of South Boston’s own Company F 116th Infantry of 29th Division, were among the 100 guests attending Monday’s Memorial Day service sponsored by the John M. Jordan Camp #581 Sons of Confederate Veterans at the War Memorial in Halifax.