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Stabbing suspect arrested in SoBo incident

A 36-year-old South Boston man was arrested in Richmond on Wednesday in connection with the April 2 stabbing of 29-year-old Harvey Junior Royal of Halifax, authorities said.

Gazette staffers earn 7 awards at VPA

Gazette-Virginian staff members Charles Wilborn, Joe Chandler and Doug Ford claimed seven awards in the annual Virginia Press Association Contest Saturday night in Norfolk.

Drug search a clean sweep in Halifax County schools

No arrests were made following a thorough search of the Halifax County High and Middle schools Friday morning, authorities said.

Study might move from back burner to front of the line

Halifax County School Board members are expected to hear an update from School Board Chairman Stuart Comer on the school’s efficiency study along with numerous reports from other school personnel tonight when they meet at 7 in the Mary Bethune public meeting room.

Sheriff awarded for support of employees in military

Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin has been awarded the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for cooperating with the Virginia National Guard in support of his deputies who are serving on active duty.

Halifax mission group back from Nicaragua

Save Them One By One, a mission group with a passion for missions and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the people of Nicaragua since July 2007, recently returned from a trip to Somotillo, Nicaragua.

Lawsuit involving landfill advances

Litigants involved in the lawsuit involving the regional landfill located in Mecklenburg County are headed to a June jury trial, after the two sides failed to reach an agreement during a settlement hearing last month.

No tax hike for Town of Halifax residents

Residents in the Town of Halifax will not see an increase in real estate or personal property taxes for FY 2011-2012.

Supervisors take action on former school properties

Halifax County Board of Supervisors sold the former South of Dan Elementary School, transferred the former Virgilina Elementary School playground to the Town of Virgilina and approved Kevin Puryear Properties LLC and Better Cable Systems’ request to use the former Turbeville Elementary School for office and storage space following public hearings held Monday night during its regular monthly meeting in Halifax.

Board members grill treasurer on collection of delinquent taxes

Several county principals and other school officials attended the Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting Monday night anticipating discussion on the proposed $87.2 million county budget that currently has a $2.5 million deficit.