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Justice Department approves new Virginia voting districts

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Virginia’s state legislative redistricting plan as submitted on May 11, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced Friday.


Halifax County Drug Trial Results In Hung Jury

A Halifax County jury could not reach a decision Wednesday in a drug distribution case against 25-year-old Brian Lamar Tucker of Halifax.


Halifax Supes to adopt $86.2 Million Budget

Ending six months of what supervisors and county staff have described as “a most difficult budget,” the Halifax County Board of Supervisors are expected to approve an appropriation resolution tonight officially adopting the $86.2 million 2011-12 county budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Presto expanding, adding jobs in Halifax

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday that Presto Products Company, a manufacturer of plastic film and bags will invest $6 million to expand its operation in Halifax County. The company will add five new manufacturing lines, creating 22 new jobs, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Stuart Comer not seeking re-election

Halifax County School Board Chairman Stuart Comer said this week he will not seek reelection to the school board in November citing his desire to spend more time with his family.

Scottsburg girl gets needed items to soldiers in Afghanistan

Lt. Chelsea R. Craig fights a battle every day in Afghanistan.

Investor buys former SoBo medical clinic

A building on North Main Street in South Boston that most recently housed a medical clinic has been sold to an area investor.
Palmer Properties confirmed last week that the building at 1129 N. Main St. had been sold to Howard Powell.

Town of Halifax barely approves budget without officer position

Halifax Town Council approved its $997,671 FY 2011-2012 budget Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote with Councilmen Tom Brown and Tommy Reagan voting “no” and Councilman Phil Hammond absent.

Lawson Johnston house salvage to start on Monday

Black Dog Salvage Company of Roanoke is scheduled to start salvage of the interior of the Lawson-Johnston house Monday including anything the First Presbyterian Church might be able to use in the future.

South Boston woman faces drug charges

A 33-year-old South Boston woman is facing multiple felony drug charges, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.