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Man dies after South Boston apartment fire

An apartment fire that claimed the life of a 34-year-old South Boston man early Sunday morning is currently being investigated by South Boston Police and Virginia State Police.

North Halifax’s marathon raises more than $30,000

Good times were happening Saturday in the northern end of the county when the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department held its annual marathon fundraiser that always attracts a large crowd to its station on Leda-Grove Road in Nathalie.

New forest technician comes to Halifax County

G. T. Hendrick has joined the Virginia Department of Forestry office in Halifax as the new forestry technician for Halifax County.

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.