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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.

Town of South Boston council elections May 6

South Boston Town Council elections are May 6, with three seats up for re-election.

Library board playing it safe with budget requests

With state aid looking promising, the Halifax County Library Board of Trustees is playing it safe when it comes to their remaining budget requests. 

Here's proof of everlasting love

Commonwealth Assisted Living will be filled with love this Valentine’s Day, especially for two married couples, Roy Long Sr. and Annie Long and Lewis “Albert” Chaney and Lucille Moore. The first, a couple who grew up knowing each other, married at the verge of adulthood and have loved each other ever since. The latter, a man and woman who went to the same school growing up, but later parted ways as they got older. 

Nathalie man dies in Wednesday afternoon crash

A 55-year-old Nathalie man was killed in a crash that occurred on Highway 501 (L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway) Wednesday at 2:38 p.m. shortly after snow began to fall in Halifax County.

County braces for storm

A major winter storm of historic proportions was bearing down on Halifax County Wednesday morning, with forecasts of more than a foot of snow sending county residents scrambling for supplies.

SoBo man faces malicious wounding charge in stabbing

A 48-year-old South Boston man has been charged with one count of malicious wounding following a stabbing that allegedly occurred on Leighwood Trail in Halifax Saturday night.