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Public meeting to discuss river, creek clean-up plan

A community meeting has been set for Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 201 at the Mary M. Bethune Complex, 1030 Cowford Road in Halifax.

Commonwealth attorney’s office moves to recuse itself from murder case

The Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has filed a motion in Halifax County Circuit Court to recuse itself from the James Lloyd Terry capital murder case.

Nathalie woman facing charge in Tuesday wreck

A 21-year-old Nathalie woman was charged with reckless driving/failure to maintain proper control following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday on State Route 729, nine-tenths of a mile west of U.S. Route 360.

Banister qualifies as a ‘Scenic River’

A 38.4-mile segment of the Banister River has qualified as a Virginia Scenic River based on a field evaluation conducted July 7-8 by the Department of Conservation and Recreation with support from the Virginia Tech Community Design Assistance Center.

Construction on new Dollar General moving rapidly

Construction on the new Dollar General Store being constructed at the intersection of Highways 501 and 360 in the Town of Halifax is moving rapidly, according to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy.

Truck runs over South Boston man Monday afternoon

A 42-year-old South Boston man was transported to Halifax Regional Hospital where he was treated for his injuries Monday afternoon after a truck ran over him on Broad Street in South Boston.

Feral hogs a threat in Virginia, crowd told at meeting

Feral hogs are everywhere in Virginia. They can be found from the mountains to the beaches, according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Wildlife Biologist Glen Askins.

Teachers get lesson on ag in classrooms

Halifax County Public Schools elementary teachers participated Friday in the Agriculture in the Classroom workshop sponsored by Farm Bureau at The Prizery.

Damages estimated at $50,000 in Sunday house fire

Damages were estimated at $50,000 in the Sunday afternoon fire that damaged a single-story vinyl-sided frame house located at 1726 Norwood Ave. in South Boston. 

Superintendent visits county schools on opening day

“It was a very positive start,” Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon said of Monday’s opening day of school.