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SoBo man faces child abuse charges

A 27-year-old South Boston man faces three felony charges of child abuse and cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Board ponders future of libraries

On the heels of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors approving level funding for both public county libraries Monday evening, the library board met with County Administrator Jim Halasz Wednesday evening to discuss possible future funding and the future of library services.  

Nathalie Man dies following accident at work

A 23-year-old Nathalie man died Thursday at Lynchburg General Hospital from injuries he received in a freak work accident.

Talk turns testy over real estate bill delays

Real estate tax bills, with the first installment normally due on June 5, are not in the mail yet.

Board approves tweaked budget, sets fees for ’15

Without much fanfare, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors adopted resolutions approving and appropriating the $88,315,299 FY 2015 budget and setting rates and fees for the coming year.

Many residents elect not to vote

Three of six members of South Boston Town council were up for re-election as an extremely light number of voters went to the polls on Tuesday.

Man pleads guilty to malicious wounding

A 21-year-old South Boston man, Darshae Bilile Lee, pleaded guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a charge of malicious wounding in addition to a pair of other related felonies.

Scottsburg woman faces drug charges

A 30-year-old Scottsburg woman faces a felony charge of possessing a Scheduled I or II controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of possessing a Schedule IV controlled substance, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Teens injured in Sunday accident improving

The conditions of two 18-year-old teens who were seriously injured in a car wreck and transported to Duke University Medical Center Sunday afternoon are improving, according to a hospital spokesman.

Man gets 28 years in abduction, rape case

Ronald Lynn Lacks II, a 31-year-old Nathalie man, will serve an effective 28 years in prison for a June 2012 abduction with intent to defile and rape, after Halifax County Circuit Court Judge Joel C. Cunningham reaffirmed a jury’s sentence Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court.