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Town offices closing for Christmas holiday

County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. Halifax County Circuit Court, Halifax County General District Court and Halifax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court also will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Man convicted of drug charges

A 27-year-old Halifax man was convicted Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court of six drug distribution related charges.

United Way helps brighten Christmas for kids

Tucked away in the United Way of Halifax County headquarters in downtown South Boston are four rooms full of holiday cheer for a lot of children who otherwise may not have a Merry Christmas.

IDA head: Prospects pay visits to Halifax County

Prospects are interested in the new pad ready sites recently graded and prepared at Riverstone Centre, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Executive Director Mike Sexton.

Architect unveils preservation plans for historic home

Deacons and elders at First Presbyterian Church in South Boston got a look at an architect’s proposed adaptive reuse of the Lawson-Johnston house:  new construction, additions to the historic church and adaptive use of the two-story brick structure located adjacent to the church.

Town offices to close Thursday, Friday for holiday

Town offices in South Boston and Halifax will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday.

One person injured in Thursday night fire

One person received burns but did not require hospitalization Thursday night in a house fire on Nunnleys Bridge Road.

Hundreds attend memorial for Tina Smith; Candlelight celebration held for Brittany

Family, friends and hundreds of people from all walks of life paid their last respects to Tina Louise Dyer Smith Saturday morning at Ash Avenue Baptist Church, and on Sunday her 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, received a warm welcome during a candlelight celebration held in her honor.

Preliminary hearing set in February

Jeffrey Scott Easley was arraigned Friday on a charge of abducting 12-year-old former South Boston resident Brittany Mae Smith, according to Roanoke County Public Information Director Teresa Hamilton Hall.

IDA directors vote themselves $50 stipend for service

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Board of Directors unanimously approved an amendment to their by-laws Friday that will allow directors to receive a $50 stipend for each regular board meeting they attend.