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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.

Nathalie man killed in motorcycle wreck after police chase

A 41-year-old Nathalie man died when the 1999 Suzuki 600 cc motorcycle he was driving struck a tree on Clays Mill Road at 11:47 Friday night.

Expo takes the pulse of community health

Halifax Regional Health System’s Healthy Living EXPO 2011 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the lobby and gymnasium of Halifax County High School.

Former Brookneal police chief guilty

Brookneal Police Department Sgt. Brian Carr, 36, of Nathalie was found guilty of one count of grand larceny — not from a person — earlier this month in Campbell County Circuit Court.

Trio faces charges in foiled copper caper

Three county men have been arrested in North Carolina on charges related to the larceny of a quantity of copper pipe from a construction site in Durham County, according to officials with the Iredell County N.C. Sheriff’s Office.

Former SBS chief steward indicted on 11 charges

A Halifax County Circuit Court grand jury indicted former South Boston Speedway NASCAR Chief Steward Gene Lawson on 11 felonies Monday, all charging Lawson with obtaining money under false pretenses.