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County population declines as many localities in Virginia experience natural decrease

Population growth in Virginia slowed last year as fewer people moved to the state, but the commonwealth still outpaced the nation, according to the most recent official state population estimates developed by demographers from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

Halifax woman faces forgery, fraud, petty larceny charges

A 19-year-old Halifax woman faces three felony charges of forging a check, a felony charge of fraud and a misdemeanor charge of petty Larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Crews busy with field fires Monday

A rash of field fires across the county kept area fire departments busy Monday afternoon and resulted in several acres of pasture and cutover land being burned.

Property owners not in mood to compromise

Downtown South Boston property and business owners, not happy with the possibility of their properties being rezoned from manufacturing to business, in large part were still unhappy after hearing a summary of options presented them during Monday’s town council work session.

Guilty plea comes in robbery of South Boston bank

Girard Carlos Turner Jr., a 25-year-old North Garden resident, pleaded guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to robbery in connection with the July 20 robbery of Carter Bank & Trust in South Boston.

Arrests come in thefts of ATVS

Six 4-wheelers and an RTV side-by-side stolen from different residences in Halifax County between Nov. 23 and Jan. 15 have been recovered, and two county men face charges in connection with the thefts, according to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark.

Nathalie man faces drug charges

A 31-year-old Nathalie man faces two felony charges of distributing a controlled substance, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

PHOTOS: Halifax County on fringe of historic winter storm

When it comes to snow, it’s all about location. Traditionally, the northern parts of Halifax County receive the heaviest blanket of frozen precipitation. This time, the tables seem turned.

With room ablaze, Woodview patients rescued by staff

No one was hurt, but 60 residents of Unit 3 at The Woodview had to be evacuated early Saturday morning after a fire destroyed Room 315 and caused significant smoke damage to that section of the nursing home.

Sunday hunting debate returns

The full House of Delegates will take up HB 1237 this week to decide whether hunting will be allowed across the state on Sunday.