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Ahead of courthouse makeover, a massive move

Before any renovations get underway on the historic Halifax Courthouse, a rash of renovations, remodeling and remakes are scheduled to take place so offices can be shuffled around to make room for the courthouse and sheriff’s office moves.

Saturday fire destroys home in Halifax

An early Saturday morning fire destroyed a house on L. P. Bailey Highway in Halifax leaving a father and his 19-year-old son with nothing but the clothes on their backs, but no one was hurt in the blaze.

Man sentenced for felony eluding

A 33-year-old Reidsville, N.C., man, Ricardo Raul Elizondo, was sentenced Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five years in prison for a felony charge of eluding police and disregarding a command from law enforcement to stop.

Alton man faces assault, battery charge

A 23-year-old Alton man faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery of a family member, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records. 

After false sense of early spring Sunday, another snow, ice punch possible

What does bright sunshine, 70 degree temperatures, rain, snow, sleet and an arctic blast all have in common? 

Sunday morning fire claims lives of mother, son

An early Sunday morning house fire claimed the lives of a mother and son and destroyed their Lower Liberty Road home.

Extremely dry weather, gusty winds spell danger

Firefighters throughout the county were racing to keep area brush fires in check Thursday afternoon and warning people not to burn as conditions remain “extremely critical.”

Guilty plea in officer assault

Kenneth William Mack Sr., a 45-year-old Durham, N.C., resident, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to felony assault on a law enforcement officer and three other charges related to a traffic stop in Halifax on May 10, 2012.

Director bows out, returns to teaching

Halifax County Public Schools once again is searching for a person to fill the director of operations and maintenance position formerly held by Larry Roller, who resigned Tuesday.

No questions asked if boat returned

No questions will be asked, and no charges will be filed if the person or persons responsible for stealing a jon boat last Friday night return it.