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Student charged in knife fight at school

An 11th grade Halifax County High School student has been charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a concealed weapon (knife) following an altercation that is alleged to have occurred Thursday afternoon in a third floor high school science class, according to Secondary Education Superintendent Frosty Owens.

Saturday shooting injures SoBo man

No arrests have been made in an early Saturday morning shooting in South Boston, but town police continue to follow up leads in the case.

County pair arrested on drug charges

Two Halifax County men have been arrested on drug charges by the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

Halifax Council to host HCSA reps Tuesday

The ongoing controversy surrounding the Halifax County Service Authority’s (HCSA) quest for a new building adds another chapter tomorrow night when Halifax Town Council hosts HCSA representatives at its regular monthly meeting that begins at 7:30 in Halifax Town Hall.

House passes bill permitting prayers in schools

The House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a resolution to amend the Virginia Constitution in a manner that could encourage unconstitutional prayers in public schools.

Halifax County jobless rate improves in December

Halifax County’s unemployment rate improved slightly to 11.2 percent in December, according to statistics recently released by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).

Former business, civic leader Walter Cox dead at 83

Walter Scott Cox II, former business and community leader, died Tuesday in Richmond at the age of 83.

Halifax council to address HCSA — again

Controversy over the Halifax County Service Authority’s (HCSA) new building in South Boston’s Houghton Industrial Park reared its head once again Wednesday night during Halifax Town Council’s monthly work session.

Old school house destroyed by fire

A smoking pile of rubble is all that remains of an old wooden school building in the Volens community following a Tuesday night fire.

So Bo resident concerned for family’s safety as Egyptian crisis unfolds

As the Egyptian crisis reverberates across the world with stocks plunging and airlines cancelling flights at news of the unrest, here in South Boston Egyptian native Islam Eraki fears for his family’s safety.