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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.

Virgilina suspect sought following drug raid

Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force members are looking for a 45-year-old Virgilina man following a narcotics raid of his residence.

Alton residents spy mountain lion, warn others

There’s a “huge cat” roaming the woods of Alton, and Alton resident Greg Chandler has seen it.

Public speaks out on proposed cuts to Halifax police force

Halifax town residents and business owners voiced their opposition Tuesday night to Halifax Town Council’s decision to cut one police officer position from the town police department in the proposed $997,671 FY2011-2012 town budget.

Crash injures Vernon Hill woman

A 29-year-old Vernon Hill woman was slightly injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday evening, South Boston Police said.

Life slows down for a while at Noland Day

The 22nd annual Noland Day Country Fair will be held Saturday in the Providence community.

IDA may be next to feel budget pinch

Halifax County Board of Supervisors is facing a $785,753 budget deficit, but on Tuesday afternoon the finance committee recommended $565,678 in cuts, that if accepted by a majority of the board, now will leave a $220,175 gap in the budget.