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Brush fires plague Halifax County fire departments

High winds and dry conditions fueled no fewer than five brush fires in Halifax County Monday and at least four on Tuesday.

Former facility transforming into manufacturing center

A ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday morning launched the transformation of the 438,000 square foot Green View Advanced Manufacturing Center that for the past two decades has sat as a silent reminder of better times.

Retreat, public hearing focus on school board budget

Halifax County School Board members are beginning work on their 2011-2012 budget setting a timeline for workshops and hearings during Monday night’s meeting.

No injuries in school bus wreck Tuesday in Halifax County

No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning involving a Halifax County school bus and a car, according to state police.

South Boston man facing larceny, burglary charges

A 28-year-old South Boston man is facing three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge, according to records in the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Treasurer to seek reelection

Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster announced Friday she will seek reelection to a seventh term in November.

Clark makes bid for Halifax County sheriff

Fred. S. Clark of Nathalie announced Friday he will challenge incumbent Sheriff Stanley Noblin for the job as the county’s chief law enforcement officer in November.

LOVE BLOSSOMS: Couple celebrates first Valentine’s Day together

Love and romance are in the air today, and for Mr. and Mrs. Gaylon Stewart of Virgilina it will be their first Valentine’s Day together as man and wife since they were united in marriage last spring.

Talent shines in Bland Contest

Caleb Anthony Flowers, a 13-year-old home-schooled soprano from Clover, and Dominique Stratton Shaffer, 12-year-old home-schooled violinist from Vernon Hill, each took home $300 after winning the South Boston Lions Club’s Annual James Bland Memorial Music Contest on Friday night at The Prizery.

Hollywood comes to town in annual expo

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce will host Business Expo 2011 — “Hollywood to Halifax…Where Your Business is a Star!” Thursday at The Prizery on Bruce Street in South Boston.