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Murder added to list of charges

A Roanoke County Grand Jury on Friday indicted 33-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley on capital murder in the death of former Halifax County resident Tina Smith.

Cluster Springs touts book written by students

“Skipping Through the ABC’s of History,” a book written and illustrated by students and co-authored by Don Stansberry, was launched Thursday morning at Cluster Springs Elementary School (CSES).

Halifax County real estate taxes due Monday

The deadline for the first installment payment of 2011 Halifax County real estate taxes is Monday, according to Linda Foster, county treasurer.

SoBo police warn residents of phone scam

South Boston Police are warning town and county residents about a telephone scam, according to Capt. B. K. Lovelace.

New Social Services director brings years of experience

The Halifax County Department of Social Services (DSS) Board of Directors has named Kathy Andrews as new director of the department.

After 22 years, ag instructor ready to plow into retirement

Everyone has had a certain teacher who stood out in their lives, and for 33 years one special Halifax County agriculture teacher has been that special person who has left his instructional footprint on a number of students.

Break-in probed at homicide site in Halifax

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in at the site of an April homicide, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Final walk of high school life Saturday

Halifax County High School’s Class of 2011 Commencement Exercises will get under way Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

Crime rate jumps in Halifax County

Crime is on the increase in the county, according to Virginia’s official comprehensive report on local and statewide crime figures for 2010.

Accident wedges car under tractor-trailer in Halifax County

A 17-year-old Scottsburg juvenile and her mother escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon, according to state police.