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Athletic standout earns top honor at Halifax County High School

Halifax County High School senior Jill Trickey was presented the 2011 Principal’s Award Wednesday night, given annually to the best all-around graduating senior at the high school.

Oak Level man injured in horse fall

A 63-year-old Oak Level man was injured in a horse accident on his farm Wednesday evening, according to Oak Level Fire Department Chief Dean Waltman.

When it starts to feel like summer, it’s time to party in Virgilina

Streets in Virgilina will be overflowing with festival-goers this Saturday as the town kicks off the 29th anniversary of Summerfest, the primary fundraiser for the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department.

UPDATE: Tuesday night storm downs more trees, power lines

A second severe thunderstorm shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday brought high winds and pelting rain to most of Halifax County, downing more trees and power lines.

SoBo woman pleads guilty to felony welfare fraud

A 28-year-old South Boston woman, Marquinda Shameeka Faucette, pleaded guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to one count of felony welfare fraud (false application).

Top students honored at Halifax County High School

Halifax County High School (HCHS) seniors Lewis E. Ashworth, Travis M. Collier, Walter D. Conner III, Sandi L. Francis, Emily P. Marshall, Julius H. Reese, Rebekah J. Slabach and Russell H. Thurston were named Four-Time All Stars Monday evening at the annual All-Star ceremony held in the school auditorium.

Bigger buses save big bucks for Halifax schools

The Halifax County School System has added seven buses to its fleet, according to Chief Financial Officer Bill Covington.

Space grows at South Boston Farmers Market

Ray Satterfield remembers the days when produce vendors set up shop in front of the former Carroll’s Auto Supply on South Main Street in South Boston.

UPDATE: Suspect in Halifax shoplifting located, arrested

Halifax police arrested a 33-year-old South Boston man Monday afternoon on a charge of misdemeanor shoplifting from the Halifax Jiffy Store.

South Boston woman pleads guilty to public assistance fraud

A 29-year-old South Boston woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to four misdemeanor counts of obtaining public assistance to which she was not entitled.