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Halifax delegate tackles top issues in Richmond session

Delegate James Edmunds who began his second General Assembly Session last Wednesday highlighted issues of importance facing legislators during their 45 days in Richmond.

Fire damages Aarons Creek home

An Aarons Creek residence sustained damages estimated in the thousands from a house fire Thursday morning, according to Midway Volunteer Fire Department Chief Monty Lowery.

Suspect nabbed in 2005 break-in after DNA sample

A “cold hit” on a DNA sample has led to the arrest of a 29-year-old South Boston man for a five-year-old break-in of a South Boston business, according to South Boston Police Investigator Randy Redd.

SoBo Farmers Market receives tobacco grant for expansion

The South Boston Farmers Market is the recipient of a tobacco commission grant in the amount of $78,825, according to Tamyra Vest, Destination Downtown South Boston executive director. The grant funds will be used to expand the current farmers market.

Groups to celebrate life, legacy of King

The Halifax County Business and Professional Council will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Ferry Street.

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.