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Loss of affection worth $30M

A Wake County, N.C., judge Monday handed down a judgment against a woman with Halifax County ties requiring her to pay $30,162,000 in an alienation of affection lawsuit.

Lone voice blasts school board budget

Only one person spoke out on the $57.1 million Halifax County school budget Monday night during a public hearing held in Halifax.

On a mission: Church takes trip to Uruguay

“Hopefully our church every year will be going to Uruguay working with some of the partnerships we established through this trip,” said the Rev. David Rathel, talking about his recent mission trip to Uruguay.

Malfunctioning heater smokes up motel

A faulty heater is to blame for saturating the second floor of a South Boston motel with smoke Thursday afternoon, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

Family with Halifax County ties leaves before quake

The massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday crippled operations at Tokyo’s main international airport at Narita, but not before Carla Crawley Ito and her two children, Maika and Jun, of Tokyo boarded a flight to visit family and friends in the United States.

Law library expands with judge’s donation

Retired Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Frank Slayton of South Boston will be honored Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte County Courthouse with the formal dedication of The Honorable Franklin M. Slayton Law Library.

Charges filed in motorcycle wreck

A Sunday morning wreck sent a Scottsburg man to the hospital and left a Vernon Hill man facing charges for driving on a revoked license and failure to yield the right of way.

Florida man sentenced for sexual battery

A 69-year-old Odessa, Fla. resident, Luke B. Ferguson, was sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to 20 years each in prison for two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Officials investigate gun thefts in SoBo

Halifax County authorities are investigating the theft of several firearms from a South Boston residence, Sheriff Stanley Noblin said.

Action delayed on sweepstakes issue in South Boston

With a nod toward recently passed Virginia General Assembly legislation defining Internet sweepstakes operations, South Boston planners continued action Wednesday on two special use permit applications for a pair of amusement centers.