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Warning issued as stage set for major winter punch

Milk. Bread. Shovels. Those are the ingredients for what’s become a tradition around these parts when a little snow is in the forecast: folks stop up on the essentials. Maybe it’s tradition because deep down we all like a little snow.

Water monitoring continues; Duke Energy apologizes

The leak at its retired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. is plugged, Duke Energy announced Friday.

Girl with local ties petitions Disney for plus-size princess

After growing up noticing how plus-size women are portrayed negatively in the media, a 17-year-old Farmville native hopes to change that, starting with Disney.

Sunday hunting measures progress

RICHMOND — Two bills seeking to allow Sunday hunting of deer and wild animals on private Virginia property and state waters are progressing through the General Assembly.

Makeup days to be discussed

With Halifax County Public Schools on the verge of needing to mark makeup days on their calendar, Halifax County School Board members are expected to discuss and suggest possible days during their meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Gateway Project construction set to begin

Construction is about to begin in Halifax on the Banister River Gateway Project that will include bridge streetlights, gateway sign, wayside with parking and interpretive signage, a river overlook, river access and future trailhead to the Tobacco Heritage Trail located adjacent to the recently constructed bridge on Scenic Byway 360.

Boydton woman faces embezzlement charge

A 41-year-old Boydton woman faces a felony charge of embezzling leased property, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Halifax teen charged

An 18-year-old Halifax man faces misdemeanor charges of vandalism of property less than $1,000 and trespassing, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records. 

Drinking water safe; potential threat posed to aquatic life

While a recent coal ash spill in the Dan River may not impact the drinking water for county residents, many are questioning how the spill will impact aquatic life.

Solar-powered project lands in Town of Halifax

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a wholesale open-access fiber network transport provider, announced Wednesday  the launch of a wireless broadband pilot project in the Town of Halifax to test the capability of Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) solar powered Wi-Fi equipment to provide wireless broadband access throughout the town.