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South Boston police confirm person of interest in thefts of cemetery urns

South Boston Police confirmed Thursday they have a person of interest in the thefts of at least 70 brass urns from Halifax Memorial Gardens Cemetery in March.

Principal shake-up strikes Halifax County High School

Halifax County High School has a new principal, and Halifax County Middle School has a new assistant principal. 

Ahead of 70th anniversary, D-Day veterans lay wreath

Halifax County residents and D-Day veterans H. L. “Pete” Myers and W. R. Snead have become close friends over the past 70 years. They almost met each other under altogether different circumstances that fateful June 6, 1944 on the beaches of Normandy.

Schools partner for food service

Increased options and variety in student nutrition is the goal for school lunches next year, according to Sodexo Human Resource Leader Dr. John Sullivan. 

For some, increase in pay on the way

A 2 percent raise is now a done deal for county employees thanks to money saved after Halifax County Board of Supervisors directed staff to restructure the health care plan for the coming year.

Data shows crime decline

Crime rates declined in the county with Virginia State Police and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office both showing a decrease in the number of arrests last year, according to Virginia’s official comprehensive report on local and statewide crime figures for 2013.

Authorities investigate attempted abduction in Halifax

Halifax Police are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred on Church Street Tuesday morning and warning area citizens to be on guard.

Maryland man faces extortion charge

A 40-year-old Hagerstown, Maryland, man faces a felony charge of threatening extortion and a misdemeanor charge of violating a juvenile protective order, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Child hurt in blast

A 3-year-old boy was seriously injured when an aerosol can exploded in his face Saturday afternoon shortly before 4 p.m.

As caps fly, grads reach for the sky

Graduation caps flew in the air Saturday morning after Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph congratulated the 386 students in the Class of 2014 who received their diplomas. Proud parents, extended family, friends, faculty, staff and administrators filled the high school gymnasium to witness commencement exercises for the Class of 2014.