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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.

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.