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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.

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.