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Local merchants gear up for special tax-free shopping weekend

With the first day of school just around the corner, many area residents are searching for big sales on school supplies, clothing and shoes to ensure their children are prepared for the big day.

Murder suspect found guilty on separate charge

A Brookneal man charged with second degree murder in connection with the disappearance of Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis of Nathalie was found guilty Wednesday on an unrelated aggravated malicious wounding charge.

Can font help with reading disabilities?

A former Halifax resident, Jessie Ramsey of Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking participants to help her find answers in ways to help those with reading disabilities. 

Scottsburg man charged with DUI in Sunday night accident

A 45-year-old Scottsburg man was charged with driving under the influence following a wreck that occurred Sunday night on Highway 360, a half mile west of State Route 729.

Scottsburg man facing multiple felony charges

A 44-year-old Scottsburg man faces three felony charges of forging a check, one felony charge of fraud by false pretense, one charge of credit card larceny, a felony charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a felony charge of third offense petty larceny and a felony charge of grand larceny by check or money order, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Governor’s cabinet members make multiple stops in region

While Gov. Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and other members of the governor’s cabinet were attending a series of meetings, events and fact-finding sessions in Danville on Tuesday, several cabinet members split up to explore other areas of southern Virginia.

Pipeline project ready to roll

An uptick in traffic along Highway 58 in coming months will be a sure indicator that work is underway on Williams’ Virginia Southside Expansion of natural gas pipeline.

Insurance costs may drop due to better rating

People living in the Town of South Boston may see lower insurance premiums since the town’s public protection rating has improved by one whole classification.

Man gets 10 years in attempted robbery

Having previously been found guilty of attempted robbery and petit larceny at Wilco-Hess, Alvin Bell was sentenced to an active jail term of 10 years in Halifax County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Four seriously injured in wreck

Four people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 501 and State Route 645 (Acorn Road) in the northern section of Halifax County.