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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.

Nathalie man faces pair of drug felonies

A 32-year-old Nathalie man faces a pair of felony drug charges, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Sunday morning wreck claims life of Crystal Hill man

A Crystal Hill man was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in Halifax County, according to Virginia State Police.

Plea deal reached in assault on officer

A 23-year-old South Boston man, Barry Leon Tuck Jr., entered an Alford plea Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to felony assault on South Boston Police Sgt. G. M. Gilliam.

Rails to Trails empoundment dedicated in South Boston

To further preserve the memory of Francis Watkins “Biggy” Hunt, dozens of friends and family members joined his wife, Elaine Thompson Hunt, for an empoundment dedication held at the Rails to Trails Tobacco Heritage Trail in South Boston Saturday morning.