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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.

Draft Halifax County budget totals $90 million

Halifax County Board of Supervisors got its first look at the FY 2012 budget, during its retreat Thursday, a budget that totals $90.9 million and leaves the county facing a $3.8 million deficit.

Big crowd makes pilgrimage to mark historic moment

Hundreds came out Saturday to The Prizery to enjoy the festivities of the 230th Anniversary Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan.

HCSA awards Banister Shores contracts to local contractors

Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) board members awarded contracts for the Banister Shores waterline project during their monthly meeting Thursday afternoon in Halifax.

South Boston woman faces firearms charge

A 49-year-old South Boston woman was charged on two firearms charges Saturday stemming from an incident that is alleged to have occurred Friday.

Shedding 115 pounds a balancing act for 71-year-old South Boston woman

When Kay Lewis of South Boston turned 62 in 2002, she decided it was time for her to start thinking more about her own health and wellness.

Without funds, 50 school jobs on line

Halifax County School Board members are asking the county to fund an additional $2.5 million above the $13,256,000 the locality funded to the school system last year.

Workshop to explore downtown future in Town of Halifax

The Town of Halifax will host a community planning and design workshop with Hill Studio staff members on Wednesday and Thursday in the cafeteria/meeting room of the STEM Academy at 315 S. Main St. to develop a master plan for redevelopment of the lower portion of the downtown shopping district.

Workforce centers in danger

Federal budget cuts amounting to $3.6 billion nationwide proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives could spell doom for workforce centers statewide, including the one in South Boston.

Vernon Hill man faces felony larceny charge

A 51-year-old Vernon Hill man has been charged with one felony count of grand larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.
Grayson Lee Tucker of Pine Ridge Trail was charged with stealing property valued at or more than $200 from an individual.