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Men convicted in home invasion get 12 years

A pair of Nathalie men convicted of a number of offenses in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013 home invasion on L. P. Bailey Highway each will serve an effective 12 years in prison.

SoBo man faces felony charge

A 34-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of assaulting a police officer and misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, attempt to assault, aggressive driving and assault, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Transportation coordinator back in ‘driver’s seat’

Since starting the position on Feb. 27, the new Halifax County School Transportation Coordinator Dwight Elam is beginning to get a feel for things within the school system. 

Oh no, say it ain’t snow: Winter grip continues

Predictions have changed. While some may have been hopeful for spring-like weather on the way with forecasts of sunshine on Saturday, it looks as if area residents will have to first endure another night of wintry weather. 

Another round of winter weather is just enough to close schools, businesses

Halifax County School administration will be searching for more days to turn into make-up days after wintry weather forced schools to close on Monday and Tuesday.

Support sought to send girl on leadership trip

When 11-year-old Lauren Smith, a sixth grader at Dan River Middle School in Ringgold, was nominated to attend the National Young Leaders State Conference by her school principal recently, her parents, especially her father, Sammy Smith, were very proud of their daughter’s achievement. 

Edmunds gets seat on tobacco commission

James Edmund, R-Halifax, who is serving his third term representing the 60th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

Appeal results in 5-day jail sentence

A 21-year-old Brookneal man, Ryan Keith Angel, accepted a lower court decision last week in Halifax County Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to a first offense of DWI, in a misdemeanor appeal case.

SoBo man faces charge of threat to burn building

A 24-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of making or communicating through another by any means any threat to bomb, burn or destroy buildings or structures or any means of transportation, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Blazes ruled intentional; officials seek public’s help

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying who is responsible for intentionally setting fire to two Halifax houses in recent weeks, and a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered.