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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.

Devoted gather for Memorial Day tribute Monday at Halifax County War Memorial

As a veteran of the Korean War, Joe Chandler is aware of the sacrifices made by those like him, and as guest speaker for a Memorial Day tribute at the Halifax County War Memorial on Monday, he reminded those present of the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in all wars.

Service pays tribute to Halifax heroes

The Veterans Association of Halifax County sponsored a religious Memorial Day service Sunday afternoon at the Halifax County War Memorial paying special tribute to D-Day survivor Pete Myers who was presented an American Flag for service to country.

Thousands welcome summer in Virgilina

A late spring tradition returned Saturday when thousands flocked to downtown Virgilina for the 29th annual Virgilina Summerfest celebration.

Grant approved for ‘game changer’ project in SoBo

The Tobacco Commission approved Thursday a $2,445,000 grant application from the Rector and University of Virginia to assist in a partnership for design and manufacture of affordable, energy-efficient housing systems, including an affordable, energy efficient demonstration house model by UVa-SVHEC on 0.72 acres of land along Poplar Creek Street in South Boston.

Task force forms to help Halifax storm victims

The Halifax County Disaster Recovery Task Force has been formed to coordinate relief efforts, to rapidly meet the needs of those affected by the two tornados that touched down in the area last month and to make application to the Virginia Disaster Relief fund, Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator W. Kirby Saunders announced on Friday.

Driver of truck charged in wreck with ambulance

A charge of failure to yield the right of way was lodged against an Alton man Saturday after the pickup he was driving struck a Halifax County-South Boston Rescue Squad ambulance at the Hamilton Boulevard entrance to Hupps Mill Shopping Center.

Frequent rain slows operations for Halifax farmers

Rainfall has been frequent in the Southside area over the past few weeks, and all this extra precipitation is impacting some local farmers who are having troubles getting their tobacco plants in the ground.

Stop yields DUI, drug charges for Nathalie man

A traffic stop in the Town of Halifax last week yielded several charges including two drug charges, according to town police.

Alton man enters Alford pleas

A 46-year-old Alton man, Kenneth Johnson Harris, entered Alford pleas Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to four felonies, including those for unlawful wounding, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of explosive materials by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine.