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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.

Century-old barn burns Tuesday in Halifax County

A 100-year-old barn located at the end of Henderson Trail burned yesterday afternoon, the victim of a brush fire, according to Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department (OLVFD) officials.

New director powers energy center project

Dr. Douglas P. Corrigan has been named the executive director of the Riverstone Energy Center, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) announced this week.

Pair faces charges; multi-county loss valued at $200,000

Two North Carolina men have been charged in Mecklenburg County in connection with the larceny of copper from cell phone tower sites and have been linked to similar larcenies in Halifax County.

Crossing of Dan commemoration mixes history, education

Berryman Green Chapter of the Virginia DAR, Dan River Chapter of the Virginia Society, SAR, Halifax County Historical Society and Halifax County Middle School are co-hosting the 230th Anniversary Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan (River) during the American Revolution and invite the public to attend and participate.