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Thieves target Halifax Jiffy Store, two businesses in South Boston

As 2010 rolled out and the new year rolled in, area authorities have been busy with several business break-ins.

Shirley Chandler honored at annual Jubilee Day celebration

In an emotional Jubilee Day Celebration presentation Saturday afternoon, a tearful NAACP President Kevin Chandler honored his mother, Shirley Chandler, for her many years of service to the local chapter.

Halifax County sheriff opposed to proposed state cut

Halifax County Sheriff Stanley L. Noblin is adamantly opposed to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget proposal that reduces his budget by $49,373 and requires the sheriff along with his staff to absorb 5 percent of their retirement costs provided the county grants a 3 percent salary increase in the coming year.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, schools face possible cuts

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposed budget amendments could spell funding reductions for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Halifax County Public Schools.

Weather forces cancellation of blood drives

Snow and icy weather forced the cancellation of several blood drives in the region scheduled over the last two weeks resulting in a loss of blood donations, according to Ginger Weaver, manager of the Halifax/Charlotte chapter of the American Red Cross.

Local stores: A happy holiday in sales

Holiday spending has risen about 6 percent over 2010 nationwide, with clothing and jewelry purchases leading the way, according to published reports.

Day dreamed it — then she made it happen

Crystal Day is an actress/singer/songwriter. As a matter of fact, this ambitious and talented young woman has a lot of slashes on her resume.

Halifax car theft suspect nabbed

Halifax police have charged 27-year-old Rickie L. Knight of Alton with grand larceny after a car that was stolen in Halifax was recovered in Danville.

Christmas Day crash injures two

Two individuals were injured in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night, according to state police.

Town of Halifax offers options for recycling Christmas trees

Until the multi-jurisdictional Green Waste Recycling Program is implemented after the closing of the South Boston landfill, the Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will not conduct a special Christmas tree curbside pick-up for town residents and businesses as was the case last season, Town Manager Carl Espy said.