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Officials: positions will be eliminated; trustees meet today

Halifax County School Board will hold a special meeting today at noon to adjust the proposed $57.1 million 2011-12 school budget after supervisors cut $600,000 in local funding that trustees had banked on receiving.

Hurt tours damage as volunteers lend a hand

Congressman Robert Hurt was in the county Friday meeting with Sheriff Stanley Noblin, local law enforcement and rescue personnel touring the areas recently struck by EF2 tornadoes and talking to the families affected by the severe weather.

Country music pair headlines free Halifax prayer day event

The public is encouraged to attend this Thursday’s local National Day of Prayer (NDP) celebration featuring country music duo Joey + Rory as special guests.

Governor seeks federal disaster assistance for Halifax

Gov. Bob McDonnell asked President Barrack Obama for a federal disaster declaration to assist Virginia's response to severe weather and tornadoes that struck the commonwealth Wednesday killing five people and injuring more than 50.

Deputies investigate Scottsburg break-in

Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a break-in at a Scottsburg home, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Halifax Council to remove one officer; residents protest

Halifax Town Council cut funding for Halifax Town Police Officer W. R. Wilmoth Jr.’s position Tuesday evening when they approved for presentation an alternative budget totaling $977,671.

Tornado slices path of devastation in Halifax County

A massive destructive storm, verified by the National Weather Service (NWS) as an EF2 tornado, cut through parts of Halifax County Wednesday night leaving one Liberty resident dead, several others injured, a number of homes destroyed or damaged and a large number of downed trees in its wake.

Clover man sentenced in grand larceny case

Kevin James Lacks, a 22-year-old Clover resident, was sentenced Monday to an effective two year, four-month prison term in connection with a number of grand larcenies occurring last July.

Demolition makes way for new CVS in Centerville

A pile of rubble is all that remains of the former American National Bank in Centerville.

Virgilina tornado victims struggle to get lives back to normal

Paula, Abner and Lestie Talley say they are thankful to be alive after a tornado destroyed their North Fork Church Road home on April 16.