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Halifax set to add full-time police officer

The Halifax Police Department soon will add another full-time police officer to its staff after Halifax Town Council approved the finance committee’s recommendation to upgrade the department from four to five full-time officers.

Randolph man faces probation violation

A 29-year-old Randolph man was issued a felony capias for a probation violation, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Alton man dies following Tuesday morning crash

An 84-year-old Alton man died following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday morning in the 4000 block of Cluster Springs Road in South Boston.

When it comes to prom, extravagance now extends to popping the question

As the sun sets on Saturday, April 26, the entrance of Halifax County High School is expected to become crowded with hundreds of Halifax County residents lining up to witness their children, grandchildren, friends and relatives walk the “red carpet” to the school for that special evening, their 2014 high school prom. This year’s event features a 1920’s theme, “Dancing in the Streets.”

Change in the works for school lunch preparation?

How lunches are prepared for students at Cluster Springs Early Learning Center could change next year when Halifax County School Board revisits the idea in May. 

Supervisors raise real estate taxes

County taxpayers will pay one cent more on their real estate in the coming year after the Halifax County Board of Supervisors voted 6-2 to raise the real estate tax rate from the current 45-cent rate to 46 cents per $100 value.

Man faces extortion charge

A 40-year-old Hagerstown, Md. man faces a felony charge of extortion by threat, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Scottsburg annual Fourth of July parade canceled this year

A Halifax County tradition will not happen this year after a Monday vote by Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corporation canceling its Fourth of July celebration.

Charges pending against SoBo man in fatal N.C. wreck

Charges are pending against a 46-year-old South Boston man, Ronnie Selsco Fichera, following a police chase that ended in a fatal crash claiming the life of 22-year-old Reagan Lee Hartley of Willow Spring, N.C.,Thursday night. 

Man on bicycle hit by vehicle

A bicyclist was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center with leg injuries and possible road rash after being struck by a motor vehicle Saturday evening on westbound James D. Hagood Highway near South Boston Speedway, according to Virginia State Police.