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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.  

Nathalie man faces charge of violating protective order

A 31-year-old Nathalie man faces a misdemeanor charge of violating a protective order, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records. 

Destination Downtown garners high honor for efforts in revitalization

Destination Downtown South Boston has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Parents look for closure after suspect indicted

After two years of praying and hoping that their daughter, Wendy Dawn Beadles Francis, would come home alive, Gayle Snead and Kenneth Beadles said Wednesday they are finally accepting she may never come home.

Officials to appeal athletic proposal

Halifax County High School officials will appeal the Virginia High School League’s proposed 2015-2016 conference and region realignment plan that places Halifax County High School in a conference with six Richmond-area schools and a region that will include beach-area schools to the east.

Two charged with arson in separate fires

Two Halifax County men face felony arson charges in connection with two separate fires that occurred last winter, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Retired HCHS teacher to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Linda Mercer, a retired Halifax County High School journalism and English teacher, has been selected for the Virginia High School League’s Hall of Fame.

Council agrees to remedy property screening issue

South Boston Town Council signaled its intent during its monthly meeting on Monday to remedy an ongoing issue regarding proper screening of Greens Folly Crossing shopping center from adjoining property owners at the rear of the complex.