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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.

Governor asks for more help for tornado-impacted communities

Gov. Bob McDonnell is encouraging private companies, non-profit organizations, volunteers, faith-based organizations and citizens to rally to provide additional aid to communities across Virginia that were impacted by April’s devastating tornadoes.

Forum demonstrates agribusiness is everybody’s business

The “Agribusiness is Everybody’s Business” forum was held April 29 at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s (SVHEC) Innovation Center.

Armed robbery suspect sought by Halifax police

Halifax police are looking for a suspect who allegedly struck a town resident on the head around midnight Wednesday and stole $550 in cash from the victim’s wallet, according to Halifax Police Lt. D. D. Irby.

Letter carriers to collect food donations Saturday

Letter carriers across the county will collect donations of food products Saturday for the annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, according to Danny Moorefield, food drive coordinator for South Boston and Halifax County.