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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. 

Alton man faces grand larceny charge

A 21-year-old Alton man is facing a felony charge of grand larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

After two years, search continues for Hattie Brown

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, South Boston Police Department and Virginia State Police continue to aggressively pursue the case of missing Halifax County woman, Hattie Gertrude Brown, and a $2,500 reward for information remains available.

State senator announces re-election bid

State Senator Frank Ruff has announced his re-election bid for the 15th Senate District.

Coalition to keep the ban on uranium mining in Virginia growing statewide


An organization called Keep the Ban Coalition on Thursday launched a statewide effort to keep the existing ban on uranium mining in Virginia.