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Chairman fires back at trustee

Only two individuals spoke before the Halifax County School Board Tuesday night at Halifax County Middle School giving input to board members on their budget considerations, but Chairman Stuart Comer provided the only fireworks of the evening.

General Assembly honors former Clover resident

Family members of the late Henrietta Lacks stood in the gallery of the House of Delegates Tuesday as the Virginia General Assembly honored their loved one as a “daughter of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

$5 gas in our future?

Turmoil in the Middle East has provoked widespread speculation that gas prices will soar in the months to come to $4 or even $5 per gallon, according to Martha M. Meade, AAA Mid-Atlantic manager of public and government affairs.

Saxe teen dies from injuries in accident

A 19-year-old Saxe man died Wednesday from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night near Terry’s Bridge, according to state police.

Midway VFD vehicle involved in wreck

A first responder vehicle from Midway Volunteer Fire Department was involved in an accident at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders.

Virgilina woman faces five felonies

A 39-year-old Virgilina woman is facing five felony charges and a misdemeanor charge, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Roxboro man pleads guilty to larceny, burglary

A 26-year-old Roxboro man pleaded guilty to five related grand larceny, burglary and conspiracy charges Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Commingling recycling program comes to Halifax County

A new commingling program is now making the recycling process even easier for county residents.

Another school mandate on way without funding

Overwhelmed by a significant decrease in state funding over recent years, county school officials are facing yet another unfunded state mandate that will take effect in the 2014-15 school year if Gov. Bill McDonnell signs legislation aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

Fire destroys five outbuildings in Halifax County

Fire destroyed five outbuildings and came close to setting a two-story farmhouse on fire Monday afternoon, according to Midway Volunteer Fire Department Chief Monty Lowery.