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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.

High school heating, cooling system upgrades head agenda for trustees

The Halifax County School Board is expected to move forward with HVAC system upgrades at Halifax County High School when they hold a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the School Board Office conference room in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax. 

Halifax woman faces grand larceny charge

A 27-year-old Halifax woman faces a felony charge of grand larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Man sentenced for disregarding command to stop

A 24-year-old South Boston man, Curtis Anthony Cox, received an effective sentence of four months in jail Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court for disregarding a law enforcement command to stop.

Missing elderly sisters found safe in Virginia Beach

Two elderly Scottsburg women who had been reported missing after they were last seen Thursday afternoon were found safe in Virginia Beach late Friday night.

Tax hike floated to boost county revenue

A 2-cent hike in the county real estate rate may loom in the future for county taxpayers.