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Halifax gearing up to celebrate market opening

Town of Halifax Farmers Market will celebrate its sixth annual grand opening celebration on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Halifax man pleads to firearm, drug charges

A 26-year-old Halifax man, Quinn Theadon Tucker, will serve an effective seven years in prison for five firearms and drug-related charges.

Halifax man faces shoplifting charge

A 27-year-old Halifax man faces a felony charge of shoplifting, according to South Boston Police Department records. 

Hopefuls have until Aug. 15 to file for special elections

When Halifax County voters go to the polls in November, they will have opportunities to vote for Halifax and Virgilina mayors and town council members as well as elect a clerk of court, a supervisor to represent ED-3, a United States Senator and a 5th District Congressman.

Two hurt when tree falls on car

Even though thunderstorms Wednesday evening resulted in less than a half-inch accumulation of rainfall, high winds caused scattered damage throughout the county downing trees and power lines.

Blueway to launch Monday at Staunton River State Park

With the upcoming official launch and opening celebration of the Southern Virginia Wild Blueway just around the corner, Halifax Town Council adopted a resolution lending its support to the initiative during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night in Halifax Town Hall.

Approved budget gives workers raise

Halifax Town Council approved a $1,460,523 budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year that includes up to 3 percent raises for employees based on annual evaluations.

Man faces sex charge

A 54-year-old Halifax man faces a felony charge of sexual penetration with an object, according to Halifax Sheriff’s Office records.

Microsoft adding jobs, expanding in Mecklenburg

For the third time, Microsoft will expand its facility in Mecklenburg County and with it comes 90 new jobs.

Fired teacher suing board

Former Halifax County Public Schools Motorsports Academy instructor William C. “Buddy” Wilborn, terminated from his position June 2 for “alleged insubordination and unprofessionalism,” has filed suit against the Halifax County School Board.