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Family loses home in Wednesday morning blaze

An early Wednesday morning blaze left a family of five homeless, but no one was injured.

Crossing of the Dan gets its place among history’s elite

General Nathanael Greene’s Crossing of the Dan River in 1781 is one of the best-kept secrets of the American Revolution.  For over 200 years that pivotal moment in the war for independence remained nearly forgotten while Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Day in 1776 and the subsequent Battle of Trenton was celebrated.

No charges in wreck at busy intersection

No one was charged in a wreck that occurred Sunday at the intersection of North Main Street and Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.

EPA to brief area on coal ash spill

The United States Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community briefing Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss the Eden, N.C., coal ash spill that occurred Feb. 2 polluting the Dan River with tons of toxic coal ash sludge.

Felony burglary charge lodged

A 45-year-old Nathalie man faces a felony charge of burglary with intent and a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Banister designation all but set

The official designation of a 25-mile stretch of the Banister River as a “Scenic River” is awaiting the signature of Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe, following unanimous approval of a resolution offered by Chatham Delegate Les Adams Monday in the State Senate.

Coal ash extends 70 miles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is continuing to provide fish and wildlife expertise during the emergency response and remedial phases following the Dan River coal ash spill and will work with others to determine the impacts of the spill, short-term and longer-term, on fish, wildlife and their habitat.

PHOTO GALLERY: A standstill follows big winter blast

Nature’s biggest winter wallop in a number of years shut down Halifax County and Southern Virginia, with snowfall ranging from six inches in some portions of the county to almost a foot.

Coal ash spill investigation now criminal

The leak at Duke Energy’s retired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. may be plugged, but a criminal investigation into the spill is just beginning.

Pair facing shoplifting charges

A 19-year-old Halifax man faces a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting, according to South Boston Police Department records.