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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.

Supervisors meeting rescheduled due to weather threat

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. and a budget work session scheduled for 3:30 p.m. have been rescheduled to next Monday.

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.