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Halifax County Fair talent show seeking participants

Halifax 4-H is looking for anyone interested in participating in the Share-The-Fun Talent Show, according to Juliane Thurston, 4-H volunteer. 

Fire heavily damages SoBo residence, sends man to hospital

Fire heavily damaged a Leigh Street residence in South Boston Saturday morning, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

Committee wants baby program to start earlier

Members of the Halifax County School Board Goal Setting committee met Friday at the School Board Office Conference Room to discuss the board’s goals and objectives.

River groups concerned over uranium appointments

The Roanoke River Basin Association and the Dan River Basin Association are recommending that the National Academy of Sciences investigate the backgrounds and professional relationships of several appointees to the provisional committee that will study uranium mining in Virginia to ensure no conflicts of interest, according to association officials.

Water, sewer rates may change in SoBo, Riverdale, Halifax

Water and sewer rates could be changing for most South Boston, Halifax and Riverdale residents as a result of action taken by the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) at its monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.

South Boston Fire Department promotes three

Three South Boston Fire Department (SBFD) firemen were promoted and received their new badges in a ceremony Friday night at Four Oaks Restaurant, according to SBFD Chief Steve Phillips.

Convergence Art Guild to feature works of Bob Cage

The Convergence Art Guild will be opening a major exhibition of the work of well-known local artist Bob Cage on Saturday, Aug. 28, according to Ron Miller, Convergence Art Guild president.

Rainfall gives hope to Halifax County farmers

“It was a Godsend for farmers,” said Bruce Pearce, Halifax County Soil and Water Conservation District manager, describing the torrential rain that soaked Halifax County the past three days.

Task Force arrests six juveniles in ‘assault by mob’

Members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force arrested six juveniles Tuesday who allegedly were involved in an “assault by mob” that occurred on July 19, according to Special Agent M. T. Campbell, Task Force coordinator.

Perriello hears from supporters, critics in South Boston

With congressional elections looming in November, concern, distrust, suspicion and sometimes anger toward the current administration and its policies has been evident in town hall meetings conducted by 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello.