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Halifax buildings undergo makeover

Phase I of the historic courthouse renovations project is underway in the Town of Halifax and involves renovation of the county administrative offices for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

North Main home suffers $15,000 in damages from fire

An early morning fire on Monday caused approximately $15,000 in damage to a two-story frame house on North Main Street in South Boston, according to fire officials.

School supply ministry launching sixth season

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Educational campaign features Clover farmer

The nation’s top crop and the farm families who grow it return to the U.S. capital this summer for the sixth year in a row as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition educational program. 

Sex, porn charges lodged

A 32-year-old South Boston man faces five charges of taking indecent liberties with a child, five felony charges of possessing child pornography, four felony charges of electronic/child porn, seven misdemeanor charges of filming or videotaping an undressed person and a misdemeanor charge of sexually assaulting a child, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Tobacco funds sought for alternative water supply

Following two recent events that have negatively impacted public water supplies in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, the Halifax County Service Authority is looking at potential backup water sources.

Former cafeteria worker not backing down

Although Emma Sims wants to go back to work in a school cafeteria, she said Friday she is not going to be “pacified” by the Halifax County School Board’s offer last week to work as a substitute cafeteria worker in the upcoming school year.

Reception honors a gallery of greatness

Seven local African-Americans will be honored with a reception on Friday for their achievements as the most influential and respected African-American leaders in South Boston/Halifax County.

Man pleads to charges related to police chase

A 36-year-old Scottsburg man will spend an effective term of 11 years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to charges related to a police pursuit last August.

Equipment issue temporarily limits some library services

South Boston Public Library System experienced the failure of a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) on Thursday. This device allows access to the library’s integrated library system (ILS) and the online catalog.