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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.

Clover woman kills coyote eyeing goats

A close call with a coyote has left Clover resident Debbie Bakos all shook up. 

SoBo man faces burglary, grand larceny charges

A 31-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of burglary with felony intent and grand larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

ABB lauded for environmental excellence

ABB of South Boston was inducted into the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Excellence Program on Wednesday morning when the plant was recognized for its environmental performance and future participation in continuing environmental stewardship.

License plate tax nixed by town council

Town council opted at Monday’s work session not to pursue a proposed amendment adding a local license plate tax on vehicle owners who do not display current Virginia plates.