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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.

Halifax judge to preside in Appomattox slayings trial

Halifax County Circuit Court Judge Joel Cunningham was appointed Tuesday to hear the case against an Appomattox man accused of murdering eight people after Appomattox County Circuit Court Judge Richard Blanton announced his retirement at a hearing in Appomattox County Tuesday.

Journalism students visit city that never sleeps

Bright lights, skyscraping buildings, people always on the go, and yellow taxis everywhere you look.

James Edmunds to seek reelection

Farmer/businessman and Delegate James Edmunds II on Tuesday announced his intention to seek reelection to a second term in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 60th District.

South Boston B&E suspect arrested

A 19-year-old South Boston man is facing three felony charges stemming from a break in of an apartment at Westside Village and for a shoplifting offense at the ABC Store on Halifax Road, according to Cpl. C. L. Carswell of the South Boston Police Department.

Future of old schools up for talk at meeting

Four public hearings are scheduled tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. when the Halifax County Board of Supervisors holds its regular monthly meeting in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Details sketchy in SoBo stabbing

A 29-year-old black male was airlifted to the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond Saturday night following a stabbing incident that allegedly occurred on Porter Lane, authorities said.

Halifax group walks, raises funds for MS research

Recently an estimated 1,600 people participated in a benefit walk for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Richmond, including four with local ties to this community and unfortunately ties to the disease.

Halifax County trustees approve balanced budget

Halifax County School Board members, in a 5-2 vote, adopted a $57.12 million budget Thursday night, cutting $1.6 million in expenses to close the gap and balance the 2011-12 school budget.

Two-day jury trial set in abduction of 12-year-old SoBo girl

A two-day jury trial has been scheduled in July to hear the abduction charge against Jeffrey Easley, who is accused of taking a 12-year-old across country when her mother was found murdered in their Glenvar home.