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Rash of fires keep county crews busy

Firefighters stayed busy Wednesday afternoon fighting a rash of brush fires that broke out throughout the county.

Malicious wounding charge lodged

A 19-year-old Vernon Hill man faces felony charges of malicious wounding while being in a mob, two counts of conspiracy and prohibited participation in a criminal street gang, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Promoting the love of reading, six visitors entertain students

As Cluster Springs Elementary students began their school day Thursday morning, it was not like any other school day. 

Construction zone wreck causes havoc

One lane of northbound traffic on Huell Matthews Highway (Highway 501 South) near the Virginia/North Carolina state line was blocked Wednesday afternoon following a wreck that occurred around 3 p.m., seven-tenths of a mile south of State Route 96.  

Funeral home to remain open under new owners

Brooks Funeral Home will not close, but its ownership and name will change.

Budget: ‘Time to tighten our belts’

South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel said it’s “belt tightening time,” while presenting the town’s proposed $9,171,495 budget for 2014-15 to South Boston Town Council at Monday night’s meeting.

‘Tax’ eyed on vehicle owners not displaying current plates

With an eye toward recovering potential lost revenue, South Boston Town Council discussed implementing a tax on owners of motor vehicles in the town who do not display current license plates.

Missing woman found safe

Nannie Dora Randolph, a 65-year-old Halifax County woman reported missing last month, has been located safe and sound in Williamsburg.

Speeding charge leads to monetary forfeiture

Two Washington, D.C., men, 22-year-old Zachary Nathaniel Gill and 21-year-old Matthew Turner Woodard, are a little lighter in the wallet following convictions in Halifax County Circuit Court last Wednesday related to a traffic stop in Riverdale in September 2012.

Halifax man facing child neglect charge

A 21-year-old Halifax man faces a felony charge of child neglect and misdemeanor charges of not having a child in a child restraint seat and obstruction of justice by threat, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.