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Tax hike for Halifax County? Decision expected Monday night

Setting the tax rate and approving the FY 2011-2012 county budget tops the agenda for the Halifax County Board of Supervisors when they meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Halifax County native takes European mission trip

Native Halifax County pastor, the Rev. Dr. Bill Greenwood Jr., formerly of Vernon Hill, recently returned from a 30-day European mission trip visiting London, England, Athens, Greece and Kieve, Ukraine.

Nathalie man charged in malicious wounding

A 32-year-old Nathalie man is facing a felony charge of malicious wounding while being in a mob, according to sheriff’s office records.

Hearing set Tuesday on hunting fee increases

Local hunters who want to comment on the across-the-board increases in fees proposed by the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries earlier this month can attend a public hearing Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. at
Prince Edward High School in Farmville.

Car destroyed after two separate incidents

Two unexplained fires within an eight-hour period destroyed a 2010 Honda Accord and heavily damaged a garage Wednesday night, according to a Halifax Volunteer Fire Department spokesman.

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.