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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.

Halifax sheriff hopeful funds will be restored

Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin is anxiously awaiting action by the Virginia General Assembly on Governor Bob McDonnell’s budget amendments, one of which would restore $7.4 million to local sheriffs’ offices around the commonwealth.

SoBo police search for suspicious man

The South Boston Police Department has recently received several complaints of a suspicious person in the Marshall Avenue and Vaughan Street neighborhood, according to Captain B. K. Lovelace.

Roanoke County grand jury to hear abduction case Friday

A Roanoke County grand jury will decide today if there is sufficient evidence for Jeffrey Scott Easley to stand trial in circuit court for the December abduction of former Roanoke resident Brittany Mae Smith.

Family with Halifax ties heads back to Japan

It has been an anxiety-filled three weeks for Carla Crawley Ito and her two children, Maika and Jun, who left Japan to visit family and friends in the United States just hours before the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit that country last month.

State Senate plan would slice Halifax in two districts

Under the General Assembly’s redistricting proposals, Halifax County remains intact in the 60th House district, currently represented by Delegate James Edmunds, but one of the two Senate proposals would cut Halifax County in half, dividing it between two different senatorial districts.