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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.

Architect to unveil house plans tonight

Architect Greg Rutledge of Hanbury Evans Wright Vlottis and Company of Norfolk is scheduled to unveil plans tonight on how First Presbyterian Church can use the historic Lawson-Johnston home to fit its future plans for expansion and growth.

Council pulls the trigger on gun shop

Halifax Town Council approved a request by Kenneth Hawks to locate a gun shop in the downtown shopping district following a joint public hearing Tuesday night with the town’s planning commission.

Suspect due in court today

The 32-year-old man accused of abducting 12-year-old former South Boston resident Brittany Mae Smith was returned to Roanoke County Wednesday evening where he was formally charged with abduction.

Frigid weather takes toll on water lines

When the mercury plummets, it spells trouble for the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) in the form of water main breaks.
“The water main failures that we usually see happen during the freeze cycle and on the thaw cycle during a cold front that is extreme as the one we presently are experiencing,” said Mark Estes, HCSA director of operations.

Thanks to snow, high school exams cancelled

All end of the semester final examinations at Halifax County High School were cancelled due to schools being closed Thursday because of the wintry mix that began Thursday morning and continued throughout the day, according to Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark.

First blast of winter weather hits Halifax County

Schools, businesses and government offices were closed, meetings were cancelled, and police handled a number of weather-related crashes as Ol’ Man Winter made a premature appearance in Halifax County Thursday with a mixture of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain.

Brittany's back home; more details surface in homicide

Brittany Mae Smith, the 12-year-old former South Boston resident who has been the subject of a weeklong nationwide search, is safe at home in South Boston with family members, who are now preparing for a Saturday memorial service for Brittany’s mother, Tina Dyer Smith.

Special candlelight celebration Sunday for Brittany

A community candlelight celebration for Brittany Smith is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, in South Boston’s Constitution Square, according to organizer Lisa Wallace.

South Boston Town Council taps new member to fill seat

South Boston Town Council came out of closed session Monday to announce the appointment of Connie Manning to fill the vacant seat on council created by the resignation of Sandra Thompson.