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Weather forces cancellation of blood drives

Snow and icy weather forced the cancellation of several blood drives in the region scheduled over the last two weeks resulting in a loss of blood donations, according to Ginger Weaver, manager of the Halifax/Charlotte chapter of the American Red Cross.

Local stores: A happy holiday in sales

Holiday spending has risen about 6 percent over 2010 nationwide, with clothing and jewelry purchases leading the way, according to published reports.

Day dreamed it — then she made it happen

Crystal Day is an actress/singer/songwriter. As a matter of fact, this ambitious and talented young woman has a lot of slashes on her resume.

Halifax car theft suspect nabbed

Halifax police have charged 27-year-old Rickie L. Knight of Alton with grand larceny after a car that was stolen in Halifax was recovered in Danville.

Christmas Day crash injures two

Two individuals were injured in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night, according to state police.

Town of Halifax offers options for recycling Christmas trees

Until the multi-jurisdictional Green Waste Recycling Program is implemented after the closing of the South Boston landfill, the Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will not conduct a special Christmas tree curbside pick-up for town residents and businesses as was the case last season, Town Manager Carl Espy said.

Fitzgerald not seeking another term as chairman

Halifax County Board of Supervisors Chairman William I. Fitzgerald said this week he will not seek another term as chairman of the board when its reorganizes Monday evening.

Snow blankets Halifax County for a White Christmas

Halifax County received a Christmas Day gift of snow, its first white Christmas since at least 1980.

Pizza robbery suspect nabbed

A 23-year-old former Halifax County resident has been charged with robbery stemming from an incident that occurred Dec. 22 at Riverside Mobile Home Park, according to Investigator J. D. Clay.

Funds OK’d to improve water quality

The Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) approved spending more than $450,000 to help improve water quality in the Town of Halifax during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Mary Bethune Complex.