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Halifax, others lose in lawsuit

After three days of testimony, on Thursday morning Judge Mark Jacobson ruled in favor of Shearin Construction last week. 
The verdict ends four years of legal battles in the case of the Southside Public Service Authority (SPSA) and the Drakes Branch based construction company.

South Boston Farmers Market cuts ribbon

Many residents turned out Saturday morning for the official grand opening of the South Boston Farmers Market where shoppers found cucumbers, squash, cabbage, beets, eggs, string beans and many other vegetables, along with wonderful baked goods and crafts.

Two injured in Friday afternoon wreck in Halifax

Dr. James Witko, a well-known doctor in Halifax County, and Kelly Renee Snyder, a 23-year-old second-grade teacher at South Boston Elementary, were injured in a Friday afternoon accident that occurred on Love Shop Road in Halifax.

Grant sought to fund Town of Halifax officer

The Town of Halifax has applied for a federal COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) grant to fund a police officer position in the town, Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy informed town council members during their work session Wednesday night at Halifax Town Hall.

Vendors ready to market produce and more in Halifax, South Boston

Fresh produce and other homegrown and homemade items take center stage in Halifax and South Boston on Saturday with the grand opening of the farmers markets in both towns.

At 81, businessman earns GED; His next step? Tackle the Web

Through tireless work, boundless optimism and a willingness to overcome all obstacles, Roy McCormick earned his high school GED credential.

Abduction trial postponed for suspect

Wearing a full beard and a yellow jumpsuit from the Western Virginia Regional Jail, Jeff Easley appeared for the first time in Roanoke County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon when a capital defense attorney was appointed for him.

Deputies investigating mobile home break-in

Halifax County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in last week at a mobile home in South Boston, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Halifax County, we have a budget

“We’ve got a budget,” said an elated Halifax County Supervisor Finance Chairman Doug Bowman after supervisors reached a consensus balancing the $87.2 million 2011-12 county budget Monday night.

Arrests in Halifax County drug sweep continue

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office has made four additional arrests in the recent drug sweep by the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.