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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. 

Cigarette bandit hits Supply Line

Halifax County authorities are searching for a cigarette bandit that struck Supply Line in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Former South Boston resident pleads to 21 sex charges

A former South Boston resident pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a total of 21 sex and pornography charges.

Virginia State Police confirm complaint

Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation confirmed Tuesday afternoon it has received a complaint against former Halifax County School Transportation Coordinator and former ED-3 Supervisor Earl Womack.

Groups line up to ask for more funds from budget

Halifax County Administrator Jim Halasz and Finance Director Stephanie Jackson are in the process of developing a 2014-15 budget draft, and Monday afternoon they sought guidance from the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee during the first meeting in the annual budget process.

Renovation shuffle begins

Long before any renovations get underway on the historic Halifax Courthouse, a rash of renovations, remodeling and remakes must take place so offices can be shuffled around to make room for the courthouse and sheriff’s office moves.