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Century-old barn burns Tuesday in Halifax County

A 100-year-old barn located at the end of Henderson Trail burned yesterday afternoon, the victim of a brush fire, according to Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department (OLVFD) officials.

New director powers energy center project

Dr. Douglas P. Corrigan has been named the executive director of the Riverstone Energy Center, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) announced this week.

Pair faces charges; multi-county loss valued at $200,000

Two North Carolina men have been charged in Mecklenburg County in connection with the larceny of copper from cell phone tower sites and have been linked to similar larcenies in Halifax County.

Crossing of Dan commemoration mixes history, education

Berryman Green Chapter of the Virginia DAR, Dan River Chapter of the Virginia Society, SAR, Halifax County Historical Society and Halifax County Middle School are co-hosting the 230th Anniversary Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan (River) during the American Revolution and invite the public to attend and participate.

Forecasters play game of wait and see

Those who predict the weather and disseminate their forecasts to the general public are undecided about what Halifax County can expect from “Ol’ Man Winter” today and tonight.

Halifax man calls for resignation of Jones, Bowman

During the HCSA board meeting Thursday, Frank E. Booker III, who described himself as a HCSA customer and a Halifax County taxpayer, called for the resignation of HCSA Executive Director Willie Jones and HCSA Chairman Doug Bowman.

‘We’ll probably catch the culprit’

A bomb threat early Friday morning resulted in the evacuation of Halifax County High School, according to School Superintendent Paul Stapleton who said no bomb was found, and no one was injured.

Service authority move upsets Town of Halifax

Halifax Councilmen took the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) to task Thursday evening for planning to build a $600,000 building in South Boston when vacant buildings are available in Halifax.

South Boston woman charged in wreck

A 49-year-old South Boston woman was charged with following too close after a two-vehicle wreck that occurred Friday morning on U.S. 58 at the intersection of State Route 857.

NHVFD gets $25,000 donation

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer Tracey Tribble presents a check for $25,000 to NHVFD President Kenny Wynn.