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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.

National Day of Prayer at HCHS Thursday

Songwriter T. Graham Brown will be the featured guest at this year’s National Day of Prayer slated for Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the Halifax County High School auditorium.

South Boston council elections set Tuesday

Three of six members of South Boston Town council are up for re-election when voters go to the polls on Tuesday.

Clover man faces drug charge

A 24-year-old Clover man faces a felony charge of distributing marijuana, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Flooding concerns grow with heavy rain in forecast

Halifax County and surrounding areas are bracing for rising floodwaters as several rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will result in a potential for flash flooding through Wednesday.

South Boston police search for armed robbery suspect

Warrants have been issued for 19-year-old Dylan Taylor Goodson charging armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and petit larceny, and local law enforcement authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating Goodson.