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Former SBS chief steward indicted on 11 charges

A Halifax County Circuit Court grand jury indicted former South Boston Speedway NASCAR Chief Steward Gene Lawson on 11 felonies Monday, all charging Lawson with obtaining money under false pretenses.

Thieves target copper during break-in of Ruritan Club

A copper thief broke into Wilson Memorial Ruritan Club sometime overnight Monday, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

River group opposes plan for uranium mining

The Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA) passed a resolution Saturday opposing Virginia Uranium Inc.’s proposal to end Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.

Loss of affection worth $30M

A Wake County, N.C., judge Monday handed down a judgment against a woman with Halifax County ties requiring her to pay $30,162,000 in an alienation of affection lawsuit.

Lone voice blasts school board budget

Only one person spoke out on the $57.1 million Halifax County school budget Monday night during a public hearing held in Halifax.

On a mission: Church takes trip to Uruguay

“Hopefully our church every year will be going to Uruguay working with some of the partnerships we established through this trip,” said the Rev. David Rathel, talking about his recent mission trip to Uruguay.

Malfunctioning heater smokes up motel

A faulty heater is to blame for saturating the second floor of a South Boston motel with smoke Thursday afternoon, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

Family with Halifax County ties leaves before quake

The massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday crippled operations at Tokyo’s main international airport at Narita, but not before Carla Crawley Ito and her two children, Maika and Jun, of Tokyo boarded a flight to visit family and friends in the United States.

Law library expands with judge’s donation

Retired Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Frank Slayton of South Boston will be honored Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte County Courthouse with the formal dedication of The Honorable Franklin M. Slayton Law Library.

Charges filed in motorcycle wreck

A Sunday morning wreck sent a Scottsburg man to the hospital and left a Vernon Hill man facing charges for driving on a revoked license and failure to yield the right of way.