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Public stays silent at South Boston hearings

South Boston Town Council, with Ed Owens absent, voted unanimously Monday to adopt amendments to town code defining illegal gambling, amusement centers and electronic contest devices.

Funds OKed for new state-of-the-art center in Riverstone

A total of $1,052,000 in tobacco commission funding is headed to Halifax County for the Center for Coatings Applied Research and Education (C-CARE) after members of the Southside Economic Development Committee approved a grant request from the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Tuesday in Richmond.

Thieves target firearms in Alton break-in

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a break-in and theft of firearms in the Alton community Monday afternoon, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Halifax County IDA meets Thursday

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold its January meeting tomorrow at 8 a.m. at Riverstone immediately going into closed session to discuss a prospective business, real estate matters, the award of a public contract and to receive legal advice.

Halifax County man indicted on 227 porn counts

A 40-year-old Halifax resident, Thomas Dale Anderson, was indicted Monday by a Halifax County Circuit Court Grand Jury for a total of 227 counts relating to possession, reproduction and possession with intent to distribute child pornography.

Light snow enough to cancel schools in area

The winter storm that was predicted to hit the region struck Halifax County with a glancing blow, dropping only a trace to approximately an inch of snow across the county overnight Monday followed by periods of freezing mist and drizzle throughout Tuesday.

Comer to lead Halifax County School Board

ED-7 school board representative Stuart Comer was elected chairman of the board Monday evening during the organizational meeting of the Halifax County School Board.

Ribbon cutting lays the line for broadband expansion in county

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) held a ribbon cutting Monday to usher in a new era of expansion of broadband throughout Southern Virginia.

Halifax man faces assault with intent to maim charge

A 20-year-old Halifax man is facing a felony assault with intent to maim charge stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred Dec. 19, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Jones-Bowen tapped new center director

Wendy Jones-Bowen has been named the new Halifax County E-911 director.