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Larceny charges certified to Halifax grand jury

Judge James Farmer (retired) of Lynchburg certified two charges for larceny by false pretenses against former South Boston Speedway NASCAR Chief Steward Gene Lawson to a Halifax County Circuit Court Grand Jury following a preliminary hearing yesterday.

Halifax County supervisors to pay tribute to judge

Halifax County Supervisors will adopt and present a resolution honoring Judge Irvin D. Sugg Sr. to his family Tuesday night during their regular monthly meeting which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

South Boston restaurant voted top in the state

South Boston’s BISTRO 1888 has been voted the top “Downtown Dining Destination” in Virginia, Destination Downtown South Boston Director Tamyra Vest announced Friday.

General manager of VIR leaving to practice law

VIRginia International Raceway General Manager Josh Lief is leaving his job by the end of this season to return to Richmond to practice law, VIR officials announced this weekend.

Chase City woman pleads guilty to prescription fraud

A 39-year-old Chase City woman, Angela Faye Culley, pleaded guilty last week in Halifax County Circuit Court to eight counts of prescription fraud.

Commonwealth’s Secretary of Education visits South Boston

Virginia’s Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson and Deputy Secretary of Education Laura Fornash recently visited the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in South Boston.

Sinai Elementary School receives $600,000 grant

Sinai Elementary School is the recipient of a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant in the amount of $200,000 per year for three years for a total of $600,000, school officials announced yesterday.

Dollar General donates to Halifax foundation

Dollar General is continuing its partnership with Halifax County Public Schools and the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation (HCPSEF) by donating $55,440, Dollar General and HCPSEF officials announced Thursday.

Authorities probe larceny, vandalisms

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a vandalism of a county business and a larceny and vandalism at another business, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

UPDATE: Tuesday fire that destroyed home started in kitchen

The fire destroyed a mobile home in South Boston on Tuesday afternoon started in the kitchen, according to authorities.