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Fire destroys home, kills dog

A Cluster Springs man lost his home and his dog in a house fire Tuesday night after leaving his stove unattended.

Arrests mount in drug sweep

Eight more individuals have been arrested on drug charges as part of a “roundup” in the county that got underway Tuesday when the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force arrested 33 individuals.

Contempt of court charges lodged

A 67-year-old Halifax resident faces a charge of trespassing and a charge of contempt of court, according to South Boston Police Department records. 

Man on a mission (with a playhouse)

Many may have seen a bright yellow and blue playhouse with flowers on the side being hauled around town all week. 

Blaze at vacant house under investigation

An early Thursday morning fire is being investigated, and its origin has yet to be determined, according to Liberty Volunteer Fire Chief Andy Hughes who said the fire may have been deliberately set.

Dozens nabbed in drug sweep of Halifax County

A total of 33 individuals were arrested on drug charges as of press time Tuesday evening as the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force continued a “round-up” in the area.

Accidental acceleration blamed in Monday crash

An 80-year-old South Boston man was trying to park at the Jiffy Store on Wilborn Avenue in South Boston Monday afternoon when he drove through the front window of the building.

Hearing set for murder suspect

A competency hearing for capital murder suspect James Lloyd Terry has been set for a day in July in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Woman with local ties to be on Jeopardy! Friday night

Kay Thanaporn, daughter of Dr. Prasit and Bunleng Thanaporn of Halifax, will appear on the quiz show Jeopardy! Friday night.

Comcast office closing draws council rebuke

Comcast’s announcement that it would be closing its customer service center in South Boston drew a sharp rebuke from South Boston Town Council during its monthly work session on Monday.