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Middle School robotics instructor Regan Priest awarded $5,000 grant

Halifax County Middle School robotics teacher Regan Priest may soon be looking for more room to put his “toys” after being awarded a $4,900 grant from the CenturyLink Foundation for innovative technology projects.

Youth showcase animals at annual show and sale

Halifax County High School student Rebecca McCormick showed the Grand Champion Market Steer at Saturday’s 56th Annual Halifax County Livestock Show and Sale. 

Storm downs trees, floods roadways

Copious amounts of rain falling during a passing cold Thursday evening flooded several Halifax County roads and took down several trees, but no injuries were reported in the storm, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.

South Boston names new town manager to replace retiring Ted Daniel

Timothy L. Wilson, currently the director of community development for Bedford County, will begin his duties as town manager for the Town of South Boston on June 16.

One killed, one injured in crash in Wal-Mart parking lot

A 56-year-old Nathalie man was killed and his female passenger injured in a single vehicle wreck that occurred in the South Boston Wal-Mart parking lot close to the front of the store, adjacent to the grocery store entrance Friday afternoon.

Police searching for missing Danville man

South Boston Police are searching for a Danville man believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances, according to South Boston Police Detective R.E. Redd.

Campaign nets 680-plus violations

From Charlottesville to North Carolina, state troopers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies joined forces as part of the nationwide Drive to Save Lives ongoing traffic safety campaign. On Tuesday, those traveling within the 15 counties and six cities encompassing the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division encountered a heightened presence of law enforcement on major highways and secondary routes at DUI checkpoints and through roving patrols.

SoBo man faces embezzlement charges

A 36-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of embezzlement for leased property with a value greater than $200 according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records. 

Former workers stunned at McDonald’s firings

Several employees from the Centerville, Riverdale and Clarksville McDonald’s were left in shock after being terminated without notice from their jobs beginning Monday.

‘A support system is out there’

For the past two years April Epps of Halifax has been sharing her story and has walked in suicide awareness walks in Richmond in the memory of those who have taken their own lives.