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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. 

With decline in foot traffic, Comcast set to close center

The Comcast customer service center in South Boston is closing June 30.

Supes eye pay hike for county workers

A 2 percent raise is in the works 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.

Halifax man sentenced for sexual battery

A 60-year-old Halifax man, Jimmie Ronald Holmes, will spend an effective four years and seven months in prison for aggravated sexual battery, the remainder of the 20-year sentence suspended Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Distribution charge lodged

A 36-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of marijuana distribution, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.