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Need help staying cool? Assistance applications now being accepted

With Virginia’s severe summer heat and humidity, staying cool is not a luxury, but rather a health and safety issue.

Alford plea entered to child neglect in Halifax court

A 23-year-old Long Island woman entered an Alford plea Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one count of child cruelty and neglect.

Halifax County School Board to debate pay hike

A proposed salary increase for school board members will top discussions Monday night when the Halifax County School Board holds a late June meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in the school administration conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex.

Suspects in Nathalie dog raid due in court

Two suspects arrested on federal charges following raids on two Nathalie residences in April are scheduled to enter a guilty plea in United States Western District Court in Danville on Tuesday.

Hopeful looks to move Halifax school system forward

Roy Mitchell Jr. of South Boston on Friday announced his bid for the school board seat in Election District 7.

Duo climbing goal to construct orphanage on Prayer Mountain

Halifax native Fielding Cage and wife Carla are building an orphanage in the Philippines to reach children through spiritual ways of God’s word and natural ways of education, leadership and music.

Sexting charge lodged against South Boston teen

An 18-year-old South Boston teenager was charged Friday with sending a sexually explicit electronic communication to a person under the age of 15.

FEMA’s second denial of assistance won't stop Halifax recovery

Halifax County residents affected by the severe weather and tornadoes in April are not eligible for any federal disaster assistance, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator W. Kirby Saunders.

FEMA again denies appeals for tornado damage assistance

From Staff Reports

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied all three appeals for federal assistance to help individuals recover from 34 tornadoes that struck Virginia in April.

Roger Long will seek reelection to Halifax Co. School Board

By Tiffany Hudson
Staff Writer

Competitive most of his life and eager to resolve issues, Roger Long announced this week he will run for reelection to a second term for the ED-5 seat on the Halifax County School Board in the upcoming November election.