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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.

Danville man faces drug charge after second arrest

A 31-year-old Danville man is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail with no bond after authorities arrested him Wednesday night on a drug charge.

Coal ash spill costs authority $10,000 so far

In dollars and cents, the Feb. 2 coal ash spill in the Dan River has cost the Halifax County Service Authority $10,000 so far, with additional fees expected to mount as bills come in.

Halifax County schools face possible $2 million in cuts

Cutting $2 million from expenses could be in the future for Halifax County Public Schools. 

HVAC upgrades due by Aug. 1

Upgrades to the HVAC system at the Halifax County High School should be completed by Aug. 1. 

Emergency operation plan update highlights low-key SoBo meeting

A low key South Boston Town Council meeting on Monday saw Fire Chief Steve Phillips present an update on revisions to the Halifax County Emergency Operation Plan.