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Scottsburg man dies after Wednesday wreck

A 21-year-old Scottsburg man died Wednesday night from injuries he sustained in a three-vehicle wreck that occurred at 4:03 p.m. that day on Highway 57 (Chatham Road), one mile east of State Route 672.

Tourism revenues up in state, Halifax County

Visitors to Virginia generated $20.4 billion in revenue from tourism in 2011, an 8 percent increase over 2010, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday.

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department marathon set Saturday

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual marathon on Saturday at its station on Leda-Grove Road in Nathalie.

Halifax County Humane Society appeals for help

Halifax County Humane Society is facing a dilemma — volunteers are having to handle more animals than ever before with decreasing funding.

Engineer to present workshop on impact of uranium mining

Val Green, a mining and waste water engineer with decades of experience in the study and regulation of mines, will give a workshop titled, “Local and Site-Specific Factors:  Uranium Mining and Milling at Coles Hill” on Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation in Chatham.  Admission is free.  

Scottsburg juvenile escapes injury in Tuesday wreck

A 17-year-old Scottsburg female was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on Bethel Road.

Hearing on Halifax County trash fee slated Tuesday

The new Halifax County Solid Waste Disposal Authority will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to receive public comment on the proposed $48 annual rate for solid waste disposal.

Habitat honors helper who hammers dreams together

Volunteers for the Tri-River Habitat for Humanity have strived to eliminate poverty housing in Halifax County for the past two decades.

No arrests made in high school drug search

No arrests were made and a small amount of narcotics were found following a thorough search of Halifax County High School Friday morning, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

Tobacco Heritage Trail opens

The Tobacco Heritage Trail in South Boston is now open, and bike riders, horseback riders, dog walkers and hikers already have begun enjoying the new recreation trail, a 2.5-mile segment of the Tobacco Heritage Trail that links Berry Hill Resort almost to the Dan River at the site of an old cotton mill.