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Alton man killed in Monday night crash

State police determined speed to be a factor in the death of a 55-year-old Alton man following a single-vehicle crash Monday night.

Council OKs financing proposal for Visitors Center

South Boston Town Council convened at Mondays’ work session to unanimously approve a $210,000 financing option for the purchase price of the two Visitors Center properties.

Sixth annual Hospice Gala set March 18

Save the date. Buy those tickets now.

Area spared in latest round of postal cuts

No post offices in Halifax County are included on the list of 491 branches and stations throughout the country slated for closing that started at the end of 2010.

Restructuring plan nixed

Virginia Tech is “going back to square one” on its plans to restructure the Virginia Cooperative Extension program after being bombarded by complaints and criticisms from legislators, local government officials and members of the farming community.

Suspect says girl willingly traveled

Twelve-year-old Brittany Smith willingly went with Jeffrey Scott Easley on the cross country trek that lasted a week, according to a letter the 32-year-old Easley wrote from Western Virginia Regional Jail and sent to The Roanoke Times last week.

Top automaker tests in county

Halifax County recently hosted one of the nation’s largest automakers, according to officials at the Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research (VIPER).

Officials arrest seven suspects on drug charges

Seven county residents were arrested on various drug charges Wednesday by members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force, according to Virginia State Police Special Agent Mark Campbell, task force coordinator.

‘Distinguished Friend’ honor goes to Goode

Former U.S. Congressman and Virginia state legislator Virgil H. Goode Jr. has been named the Distinguished Friend of Electric Cooperatives for 2011 by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC).

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office investigating damaged cable

A case of mistaken cable may have contributed to the damage of a roll of fiber-optic cable for a North Carolina cable company, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.