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Halifax County High School ACE team captures district title

Halifax County High School’s varsity ACE team won Monday’s home Scholastic Bowl match and the Western Valley District regular season title in its home match at the high school.

Sweepstakes centers under microscope in South Boston

Several sweepstakes ventures have inquired about opening operations in South Boston since 2008, but Town Manager Ted Daniel, who also serves as zoning administrator for South Boston, has interpreted the town zoning ordinance as excluding any Internet sweepstakes use.

HCSA director addresses Halifax water problems

Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) Executive Director Willie Jones reviewed water quality issues in certain parts of the Town of Halifax during town council’s work session Wednesday night at Halifax Town Hall.

After nearly a week, no sign of missing girl, suspected abductor

Family members issued an appeal for the return of 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith during a press conference Thursday afternoon at Roanoke County Police Headquarters.

Police obtain felony warrant for Easley, search for car

Authorities have obtained a felony arrest warrant for 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley, said Roanoke County Police Chief Ray Lavinder during a news conference Wednesday morning in the lobby of the Roanoke County Public Safety Center.

Police charge South Boston woman with multiple felonies

A 27-year-old South Boston woman is facing a total of 13 felony charges related to welfare fraud, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Halifax County employees getting a bonus

County employees will have a merrier holiday this Christmas season after the Halifax County Board of Supervisors approved $500 bonus stipends for all full-time employees except the constitutional officers and county administrator.

Community waits, holds hope as search continues for missing girl

As the massive search continued Tuesday for missing 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith of Salem, and an autopsy was being conducted on her mother, Tina Louise Dyer Smith, relatives and friends in South Boston prayed fervently for the young girl’s safe return and questioned whether this tragic turn of events somehow could have been prevented.

Christmas comes early for $250,000 lottery winner

Sterling Williams of South Boston was on his way home from work when he bought a Virginia’s $250,000 Jackpot ticket from a Virginia Lottery retailer.

Surveillance shows suspect, girl shopping Friday at Salem Walmart

Roanoke County, state and federal law enforcement are pursuing more than 200 tips generated in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a 12-year-old Roanoke County girl, Brittany Mae Smith, and a 32-year-old Roanoke County man, Jeffrey Scott Easley, according to Teresa Hamilton Hall, Roanoke County Police Department spokesperson.