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New fair operator up in air

The future of the 101st Halifax County Fair hangs in the balance as county officials decide who they will hire to operate the annual traditional fall event that for the past three years — since 2008 — has been overseen by the county.

Future jobs under construction in Halifax County

Phase I site work is continuing at the location of the future NOVI Energy wood-fired power plant off Plywood Road in South Boston, and on the other side of town, roof demolition on the former Daystrom building got under way Monday.

Speaker: ‘The dream must go on’

“The legacy of his life is a rose in full bloom now for the entire world to see, to admire, to honor,” said Tanya Cherise Clement, remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “We must never let it wither and die.”

Old quilt completes a full circle

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What goes around comes around is a common saying.

Vehicle overturns on U.S. 58 near Turbeville

Turbeville Volunteer Fire Department EMTs transported one person to the hospital following a wreck that occurred Monday morning when this four-door sedan overturned on U.S. 58 west of Turbeville about two miles from Leggett Bottom.

Reliving the dream

Halifax County Business and Professional Council officers and members who sponsored Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration at First Baptist Church on Ferry Street are President Linda Owen, First Vice-President Leon Johnson, Second Vice-President Valdivia Marshall, Secretary Mashonda Richardson, Assistant Secretary Nakisha Easley, Treasurer Stanley Jeffress, Assistant Treasurer Helen Leigh, Parliamentarian Lealand Luck, Chaplain the Rev. Kevin Chandler, and members Gara Chandler, William Coleman, Mattie Cowan, Detrick Easley, Cheryle Ferguson, Derwin Leigh, Sharon Medley, Jermaine Richardson and Brenda Tune-Fuller.  Not pictured are Stanley Brandon, Marcus Hargrave and Stacey Hargrave.  Guest preacher for the celebration was the Rev. William J. Coleman, accompanied by the Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

Nettie Simon-Owens, Rhonda Reaves and Gatha Richardson were recognized for their community service to others and for their leadership yesterday during the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration sponsored by the Halifax County Business and Professional Council (HCBPC).  Simon-Owens is director of Workforce Operations and Services for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Reaves served as executive director for the Halifax County Cancer Association for 15 years, and Richardson is the co-founder of the Mentor-Role Model Program in Halifax County.  Pictured, front row, are Lisa Wallace, accepting for Reaves; Nettie Simon-Owen; and Leon Johnson, accepting for Gatha Richardson.  Back row, from left, are Linda Owen, president, and Valdivia Marshall, second vice-president of the HCBPC.

Three of four county constitutional officers announce re-election bids

It’s almost unanimous.  Three of four Halifax County constitutional officers up for re-election will run for another four-year term, including Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White, Sheriff Stanley Noblin and Commissioner of the Revenue Brenda Powell.

Pro wrestlers back in county for fundraiser

Area sports fans can enjoy a great night of entertainment and help support local law enforcement at the same time.

Halifax delegate tackles top issues in Richmond session

Delegate James Edmunds who began his second General Assembly Session last Wednesday highlighted issues of importance facing legislators during their 45 days in Richmond.

Fire damages Aarons Creek home

An Aarons Creek residence sustained damages estimated in the thousands from a house fire Thursday morning, according to Midway Volunteer Fire Department Chief Monty Lowery.