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$3,000 pledged for large animal rescue equipment

After losing her beloved horse, Jumping Jack Flash, in a tragic accident last week when the 17-year-old Petron English Shire slipped into an icy creek, Shirley Archer is determined to save other animals from this terrible fate.

Program to prepare for life's ending

Mental Health America of Halifax County will sponsor a special program entitled “Love Files” Sunday at 3 p.m. in South Boston Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

Danville man pleads to hunting offenses

A 30-year-old Danville man, William Ray Huffman, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to five illegal hunting related charges.

SoBo man faces alcohol, drug charges

A 42-year-old South Boston man faces charges of driving under the influence and driving while drinking alcohol, according to South Boston Police Department records.

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.