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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.

Former coach sentenced on wire fraud charges

Brookneal resident Thomas Patric Boggs, a former AAU coach and mentor to a local college basketball star, received a 57-month sentence for one count of wire fraud Tuesday in United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, according to Brian McGinn of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Woman faces larceny charge

A 58-year-old Nathalie woman faces a felony charge of grand larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s records.

Saturday night wreck seriously injures drivers

A 31-year-old Nathalie man and 46-year-old Halifax woman sustained serious injuries following a wreck Saturday night on Route 501, 366 feet south of Route 643.

Bolstered by national status, attendance skyrockets

Onlookers waited down by the riverside toughing out the muddy conditions Saturday as a group of American soldiers made their way to the bank of the Dan River, escaping the threats of the British army. 

Tough crowd asks tough questions on coal ash

EPA officials assured a standing room only crowd at the Washington-Coleman Community Center in South Boston on Thursday that drinking water from the Dan River was safe, while a Duke Energy representative told them customers would not be liable for cleanup costs associated with the spill.