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Out of the ‘Wild Blue’

Planning is in full swing for the upcoming Wild Blue River Festival to be held in the Town of Halifax on Sept. 13.  The festival got its inspiration from the nickname going around for the new Southern Virginia Wild Blueway. The Banister River, or Banister Blueway, is an integral part of the “Wild Blue.”  

Plans being finalized for Night Out

National Night Out will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Tuck Dillard Stadium at Halifax County Middle School. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the event will last until 8:30 p.m. 

Want to create a timeless memory? Sponsors sought for Halifax clock

Individuals and businesses have an opportunity to become part of a lasting memory in the history of Halifax County for generations to come through sponsorships in the Town of Halifax’s clock project.

Halifax buildings undergo makeover

Phase I of the historic courthouse renovations project is underway in the Town of Halifax and involves renovation of the county administrative offices for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

North Main home suffers $15,000 in damages from fire

An early morning fire on Monday caused approximately $15,000 in damage to a two-story frame house on North Main Street in South Boston, according to fire officials.

School supply ministry launching sixth season

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Educational campaign features Clover farmer

The nation’s top crop and the farm families who grow it return to the U.S. capital this summer for the sixth year in a row as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition educational program. 

Sex, porn charges lodged

A 32-year-old South Boston man faces five charges of taking indecent liberties with a child, five felony charges of possessing child pornography, four felony charges of electronic/child porn, seven misdemeanor charges of filming or videotaping an undressed person and a misdemeanor charge of sexually assaulting a child, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Tobacco funds sought for alternative water supply

Following two recent events that have negatively impacted public water supplies in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, the Halifax County Service Authority is looking at potential backup water sources.

Former cafeteria worker not backing down

Although Emma Sims wants to go back to work in a school cafeteria, she said Friday she is not going to be “pacified” by the Halifax County School Board’s offer last week to work as a substitute cafeteria worker in the upcoming school year.