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Budget, fee changes, hearing to dominate tonight’s meeting

Budget issues, fee changes and a public hearing promise to dominate tonight’s Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting that will get underway at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex.

Library to talk service changes at special Wednesday meeting

The design of library services at Halifax County Public Library and South Boston Public Library could change. 

SoBo man faces conspiracy, street gang participation, assault charges

A 21-year-old South Boston man faces two charges of conspiracy, criminal street gang participation and felony assault with intent by mob, according to South Boston Police Department records. 

Two teens seriously injured in Sunday wreck

An 18-year-old Vernon Hill teenager was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center and a 18-year-old Halifax teen was transported to Halifax Regional Hospital following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred in the 4000 block of Cluster Springs Road in Alton around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Alton man faces assault, battery charge

A 62-year-old Alton man faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Bank robber to serve 15 years

Girard Carlos Turner Jr., a 25-year-old North Garden resident, will spend an effective 15 years in prison for robbing the South Boston branch of Carter Bank & Trust in July 2014, the remainder of his life sentence suspended Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Police nab robbery suspect

A 19-year-old armed robbery suspect is in custody after police apprehended him from a mobile home in the 2000 block of Philpott Road in South Boston Wednesday.

School, community rally for teacher fighting cancer

For the past year, veteran Cluster Springs Elementary School teacher Sarah Vaughan has felt like she has been caught on a roller-coaster ride for which she wasn’t standing in line. 

Debate continues over taxing issue in SoBo

South Boston Town Council again debated at Monday’s work session a proposal to impose a $100 annual tax on vehicle owners who do not display current Virginia plates but are required by law to do so.

South Boston debates C.H. Friend field ownership

Halifax County wants to convey ownership of the baseball field at the former C.H. Friend Elementary School to the Town of South Boston.