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Independent seeks 5th District seat

When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they will have a choice between three candidates seeking election to the position of 5th District congressman.

Twister strikes in southern part of county Wednesday

Fierce winds, rain and hail raged through the southern part of Halifax County as a storm struck in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, downing trees, snapping power lines and damaging buildings and other structures in its path.

18 wheeler hits school bus in Halifax County

A tractor-trailer struck a Halifax County school bus Thursday morning, heavily damaging the truck but causing minor damage to the bus, according to state police and county school officials.

Community comes together to discuss state of race relations

The Prizery’s Chastain Theatre was filled to capacity Monday night when the Halifax County Little Theatre and local branch of the NAACP hosted a forum, “Reaching Out, Coming Together” to discuss the importance of “To Kill A Mockingbird” as a great American novel.

South Boston man pleads guilty to forgery

A 37-year-old South Boston man pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to three charges including forgery, obtaining money under false pretenses and passing a bad check.

South Boston Town Council member resigns

Sandra Thompson has announced her resignation from South Boston Town Council, and the process for appointing a replacement will begin soon.

Perriello battles to keep seat in U.S. House

When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they will have a choice between three candidates seeking election to the position of 5th District congressman.

Former Gazette columnist, radio broadcaster dies

Henry Preston ‘Pres’ Young Jr., former columnist for The Gazette-Virginian and former general manager of radio station WHLF, died Sunday at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 87.

Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer Nov. 1

The Baptist Women’s World Day of prayer will be observed Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 220 Ferry Street in South Boston.

Library board to discuss funding

The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Halifax Library with Chairman Lisa Crews expected to preside over the meeting.