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Hunting, fishing costs on the rise

Alton resident Wayne “Butch” Dawson wasn’t aware Thursday that it will cost him more to hunt come July 1.

Man airlifted after accident cutting wood

A county resident was severely injured while cutting wood in the Virgilina community Wednesday afternoon, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.

Oprah fan gets wish, attends show taping

It is a rare chance to get tickets to The Oprah Winfrey Show, but for Gayle Irving of South Boston and her daughter, Jemekka Richardson of Charlotte, N.C., that opportunity occurred last month when they were selected to attend a taping of the show.

Halifax woman faces felony drug charges

An 18-year-old Halifax woman is facing two felony drug charges and a misdemeanor larceny charge, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Report: Halifax County in bad shape

County residents smoke too much, and too many have weight problems, according to data listed in County Health Rankings in Snapshot 2010: Halifax County.

Halifax County budget remains up in air

A divided Halifax County Board of Supervisors took no action Monday evening to balance the proposed $87.2 million 2011-12 county budget that includes a $2.5 million deficit.

Hurt stops for a visit in South Boston

Congressman Robert Hurt toured the Innovation Center and the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston prior to holding a constituent roundtable Tuesday.

Danville woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

A 36-year-old Danville woman, Shery Elaine Stanley pleaded guilty last week to three charges of felony embezzlement from Huddle House.

South Boston man lures record catfish

On a day when South Boston veteran angler Tony Milam says he wasn’t “real serious” about fishing, he nonchalantly reeled in the biggest blue catfish ever caught on record in Virginia — a 109-pound whopper that sent wildlife biologists and fishermen from near and far into a frenzy.

Budget, tax hike hearing Monday night

Halifax County supervisors will a hold a public hearing tonight on the proposed $87.2 million 2011-12 county budget that and calls for a two cent increase in the real estate rate.