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Landscaper designer's visit benefits Halifax Woman’s Club

QVC landscape designer Phillip Watson was in town Wednesday helping the Halifax Woman’s Club raise funds for their annual scholarship.

Felony drug charge lodged against Halifax man

A 25-year-old Halifax man is facing a felony drug charge, according to Halifax Police Lt. D. D. Irby.

Hearings set in Halifax County murder case

Preliminary hearings have been set for two adults and a 15-year-old juvenile charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 36-year-old South Boston man.

Governor appeals FEMA assistance denial

Gov. Bob McDonnell will appeal the May 7 denials by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of disaster assistance for Virginians affected by a series of strong tornadoes during April, he announced Tuesday.

State police correct award amount

Diane Brown has corrected the amount of the reward that has been posted for information related to the disappearance two years ago of her sister, Hattie Gertrude Brown.

Thief targets TV in Vernon Hill break-in

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a break-in Monday in the Vernon Hill area, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Middle school math instructor earns top honor in Halifax County

Halifax County Middle School (HCMS) algebra teacher Michael Wilkerson was named 2011 Division Teacher of the Year Monday during a dinner Monday night held at The Prizery.

Abandoned Halifax house fire cause undetermined

Fire and law enforcement officials in the Town of Halifax are still scratching their heads over the cause of a fire that heavily damaged an unoccupied house at 765 North Main Street the night of April 12.

Hopeful list for Halifax County offices grows

To date, 27 individuals have picked up candidate packets to run for county offices in the November election, according to Halifax County General Registrar Judy Meeler.

Uranium mining issue lands Roanoke River on endangered list

Lifting a state-wide ban on uranium mining would threaten the Roanoke River and other rivers as well as drinking water supplies in the region with radioactive pollution and toxic chemicals, American Rivers announced Tuesday.