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School board, supes to meet

Following a joint meeting with the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Monday evening, the Halifax County School Board will hold a special meeting in the school board office conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex for the final payment of bills and to seek the local consolidation application for federal funds provided by Supervisor of Federal Programs Pam Eakes. 

Alternative energy touted at session

Clean energy can be a viable option for the future, but at what cost?

Danville man facing two forgery charges

A 46-year-old Danville man faces two felony charges of forgery by check, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Hearing on road plan set tonight in Halifax

Halifax County residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the Secondary Road Six-Year Plan for 2015-2020 and secondary construction allocations totaling $994,468.

Heat’s tough to beat

Summer is here…well, almost. Summer actually arrives Saturday, but for the past week hot and muggy temperatures have continued to plague Halifax County residents.  And those who have outdoor occupations are having to find unique ways to battle the heat even before the first day of summer arrives. 

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.