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Ex-sheriff released from jail

Former Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin, who was sentenced last October in Halifax County Circuit Court to 10 months in jail for five counts of embezzlement, was released Wednesday from a Meherrin River Jail Authority facility in Boydton, according to Sgt. D. Lett.

Johnson tapped Halifax vice mayor

Kristy Johnson was elected vice mayor of the Town of Halifax Tuesday night during the regular monthly Halifax Town Council meeting held in town hall.

Failure to register as sex offender charged

 A 42-year-old Creedmoor, North Carolina, man faces a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Body of 80-year-old man discovered in house fire

The charred remains of an 80-year-old Halifax man were found Wednesday following a house fire that occurred shortly after noon at 2246 Highview Road in Halifax.

Officials investigate cause of Tuesday fire in South Boston

A Tuesday fire caused $10,000 in damages and temporarily displaced a family of four, according to South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

Teen killed, another injured in Tuesday night accident

Charges are pending against a 17-year-old Virgilina resident as a result of a wreck that killed another 17-year-old Tuesday night in Halifax County.

Speaker: Despite economy, tourism growing in Virginia

“Travel is a lifestyle,” and despite a flat economy, tourism is one market that continues to grow year after year.

Archery camp right on target

A total of 58 students are participating in the local archery camp held at South Boston Recreation Department this week with students ranging in ages from 2-17. 

Are you ready if disaster strikes?

There’s a new CERT coordinator in town, and she’s ready to help prepare and train volunteers to handle catastrophic disasters when they strike neighborhoods and communities.

Youth in Motion promotion: health

United Way of Halifax County is kicking off its new grant funded program “Youth in Motion” to the community by offering free mobile day camps for the next five weeks.