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Long-time Halifax County contractor dead at 72

Long-time Halifax County general contractor and businessman Albert Bailey “Skeeter” Jones Sr. died Saturday at his home.
He was 72.

Clover family of five escapes blaze

A house fire early Thursday morning has left a family of five homeless.

Town of Halifax plans Mardi Gras fundraiser

The fun and excitement of Mardi Gras is coming to the Town of Halifax on Saturday, March 5, according to Peggy Blunt of the Convergence Art Guild.

Hurt sworn in as 5th District Congressman

Newly elected GOP Congressman Robert Hurt of Chatham took the oath of office in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to represent the 5th District of Virginia in the U.S. Congress for the next two years.

Lawson-Johnston House free for taking

The historic Lawson-Johnston house is free for the taking to any individual or group willing to relocate the house.

Virgilina man faces multiple drug charges

A 55-year-old Virgilina man is facing multiple felony drug charges, according to Virginia State Police Special Agent Mark Campbell, coordinator of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

IDA seeking funding to up-fit Riverstone facility

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved a resolution Tuesday morning that seeks a $2.8 million grant from the tobacco commission that meets next week in Richmond.

Halifax County ‘Line of Duty’ premiums not as bad as thought

Halifax County Supervisors and local taxpayers received welcomed news Monday evening during the board’s first meeting of the new year when County Administrator George Nester said the original estimated $256,800 cost of “Line of Duty” insurance for some 400 firefighting and emergency service volunteers in the county was in error.

West chair; Claiborne vice-chairman of Board of Supervisors

ED-2 Supervisor Tom West was unanimously elected chairman, and ED-8 Supervisor W. Bryant Claiborne received the nod as vice-chairman of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Monday night during the governing body’s annual organizational meeting held at the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

First baby of 2011 born at Halifax Regional Hospital

Anna Kathryn Shotwell, the first baby born at Halifax Regional Hospital in 2011, is pictured with her parents, Kevin and Anna Shotwell, and her big sister, Page.