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Governor’s cabinet members make multiple stops in region

While Gov. Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and other members of the governor’s cabinet were attending a series of meetings, events and fact-finding sessions in Danville on Tuesday, several cabinet members split up to explore other areas of southern Virginia.

Pipeline project ready to roll

An uptick in traffic along Highway 58 in coming months will be a sure indicator that work is underway on Williams’ Virginia Southside Expansion of natural gas pipeline.

Insurance costs may drop due to better rating

People living in the Town of South Boston may see lower insurance premiums since the town’s public protection rating has improved by one whole classification.

Man gets 10 years in attempted robbery

Having previously been found guilty of attempted robbery and petit larceny at Wilco-Hess, Alvin Bell was sentenced to an active jail term of 10 years in Halifax County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Four seriously injured in wreck

Four people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 501 and State Route 645 (Acorn Road) in the northern section of Halifax County.

Red Oak man faces two felony charges

A 35-year-old Red Oak man faces felony charges of altering a registration and possessing a forged Department of Motor Vehicles document, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Four adults, one juvenile nabbed in Mi Carreta burglary

Four adults and a juvenile were arrested Friday in connection with a burglary that occurred early that morning at Mi Carreta located on Halifax Road in Centerville, according to South Boston Police Capt. B. K. Lovelace.

Arrest made after car fire

A 54-year-old South Boston man has been charged with manufacturing, possessing or using a fire bomb or explosive material or device following a car fire that occurred Thursday at American Pride on Wilborn Avenue in South Boston, according to South Boston Police Officer R. L. Lawson.

Storm brings isolated damage

Powerful afternoon thunderstorms brought much-needed rainfall to some areas of Halifax County on Thursday but warnings for tornado and severe thunderstorms to others.

Local African-American leaders honored

Seven local African-Americans were honored with a reception on Friday for their achievements as the most influential and respected African-American leaders in South Boston/Halifax County.