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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.

For 50 years, a commitment to extreme dedication

He has spent the past 50 years fighting fires across Halifax County. 

SoBo mayor receives Patrick Henry Award

On Friday, April 11, Edward Owens, Hampden-Sydney College ’80, was recognized at the Wilson Center Awards Banquet. He received the Patrick Henry Award for leadership in the public interest.

Police: Car rolls down hill, snaps pole in half

A 52-year-old South Boston resident was charged with driving a vehicle with unsafe equipment and defective equipment following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Friday at 741 North Main Street in Halifax. 

Woman sentenced in malicious wounding

A 21-year-old South Boston woman, Jessica Louise Ragsdale, will serve two years and six months in prison for the malicious wounding of Shukenya D. Butler.

Alton man facing assault and battery charge

A 25-year-old Alton man faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery of a family member, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office police records. 

Students learn dangers of drunk, distracted driving

Just days before the Halifax County High School prom, area law enforcement agencies joined forces to make students aware of the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.

Fire destroys new home

“No clothes, no TVs, nothing.” That’s how Liberty Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Brown described the state of the Eric Phillips’ family of four after they “lost everything” when their two-story modular home caught fire shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday.

Police: Suspect dies from apparent suicide

Warrants charging robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and petit larceny were issued against three individuals Wednesday following an armed robbery that occurred earlier that afternoon at a River Road residence in South Boston.

Motels, restaurants prepare for influx of race fans

South Boston Speedway, along with area motels and restaurants, are gearing up for what’s expected to be thousands of race fans descending on Halifax County Thursday for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown.