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Daniel honored for vision, energy

In a multi-purpose room renamed in his honor, and in a community center that was a capstone to his 15 years of service to his adopted town, retiring South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel was feted Thursday as a visionary and a tireless worker dedicated to the citizens of South Boston and Halifax County.

Halifax man faces assault, battery charges

A 30-year-old Halifax man faces felony charges of assault and battery on a family member, felony assault while applying pressure and felony assault with intent to maim, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

‘Fraud Fighter’ earns honor

Fifteen Virginia “Fraud Fighters,” one from Halifax County, were recently recognized by the Virginia State Police (VSP) Insurance Fraud Program (IFP) during the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (VA IASIU) Annual Fraud Seminar in Richmond.

Signs target superintendent

Outraged citizens who want to rid the county of current Halifax County School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon have planted very clear messages in their front yards from Volens to Halifax.

Staunton River Battlefield State Park to host Sesquicentennial Commemoration

It was 150 years ago when a group of faithful Confederate young boys and old men, numbering fewer than 500, took seriously a call to arms and valiantly defended “their” Staunton River Bridge in the only Civil War battle to be fought in Halifax County.

Region praised for resilience, ability to bounce back at launch of Blueway

The bell tolled, and the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway was officially launched Monday morning.

Dozens of mailboxes bashed

Halifax County authorities are investigating the vandalism of mailboxes that occurred between Sunday night and early Monday morning in the western part of the county.

Lynchburg man faces drug charge

A 29-year-old Lynchburg man faces a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Centerville Family Dollar to close; customers petitioning to keep it open

Concerned customers have launched a petition drive in an effort to keep open the Family Dollar Store located in the Centerville Shopping Center.

Attendees venture from all over for biggest party

Hundreds of locals and many from neighboring counties came out Friday evening to enjoy the 34th Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival at Berry Hill Resort from 5 to 10 p.m.