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Halifax robotics teams have a tough go at competition

Two Halifax County robotics teams made it to the semifinals of Saturday’s Southern Virginia VEX Robotics Championship at Halifax County High School. Unfortunately, neither was able to make it beyond that point.

Despite protest, 'Mockingbird' opens to crowd

The opening of the Halifax County Little Theatre’s production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” went without a hitch Thursday night despite a protest led by officials of the Halifax County Chapter of the NAACP.

Deputies probe theft of copper wire, vandalism

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of copper wire over the weekend and a recent act of vandalism, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Happy ending in search for Halifax County man

A search for a missing 89-year-old Alzheimer’s patient ended on a happy note early Wednesday morning as searchers located the man approximately one-half mile from his home, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.

Van destroyed, home damaged in two fires

Two separate fires damaged a mobile home in Clover and destroyed a van in South Boston Wednesday, according to fire officials.

VDOT Residency Maintenance Manager Joe Barkley to retire Jan. 1

“I have no regrets,” said Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Residency Maintenance Manager Joseph D. “Joe” Barkley II, reflecting on his 42 years of service to the people of the commonwealth.

Halifax power plant proposal goes before public

A public hearing on NOVI Energy, LLC’s energy company’s permit application will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the main conference room at the Riverstone Center.

Extension office restructuring to benefit Halifax County, officials told

The Halifax Extension office stands to benefit from the state restructuring process under way, and county residents may see an increase in services provided, Halifax County Supervisors and South Boston and Halifax Town Councilmen learned Monday night during their joint meeting in Halifax.

Middle school PTO, open house Thursday

Halifax County Middle School will hold PTO/Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Thieves target guns, jewelry, copper pipe

Guns, jewelry and copper pipe were the targets of thieves at two county residences, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.