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Powder causes scare in public defender’s office

Law enforcement officers evacuated the public defender’s office on Edmunds Boulevard in Halifax on Wednesday afternoon after an employee opened an envelope addressed to Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White that contained a suspicious powdery substance.

Report: Water quality better in Halifax County

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the Draft 2010 Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report (Integrated Report) on Monday with several area waterways that had previously been listed as impaired now being delisted.

Scottsburg man guilty of larceny, drug charges

A 30-year-old Scottsburg man pleaded guilty Friday in Halifax County Circuit Court to three felony charges after entering into a plea agreement with the commonwealth.

Officials rule South Boston blaze accidental

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

Town of Halifax ready to get jammin’ — again

All roads lead to the Halifax Farmers Market Friday night for the second Friday Night Jams.

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.