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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.

Alton to ring in the season country style

The 30th Annual Alton Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m., and the public is invited, said Alton Christmas Parade Coordinator Stacey Hughes. 

IDA upbeat on economic projects

The year 2010 will go down in the record books with nearly $200 million in new investments announced here, and one group in Halifax County is looking forward to the New Year and reflecting on the outgoing one.

Supes to consider SVHEC funding

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will consider approving a resolution during its meeting tonight that asks Gov. Bob McDonnell to add $250,000 in state funding to the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) budget next year.

Snow gets SoBo parade goers in holiday spirit

It felt a lot like Christmas Saturday evening as a snow gently fell throughout the annual South Boston Christmas Parade that got under way at 5 p.m.

In Halifax, it’s all about the children

“Christmas Around The World” came to Halifax Friday evening with many children, parents and spectators participating in the second annual Halifax Children’s Christmas Parade.

Man pleads to forgery-related charges at Berry Hill Resort

Julius Lee Wilson Jr., a 51-year-old resident of Prescott, Arizona, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to three charges in relation to forgery, uttering and obtaining money under false pretenses from the former Founder’s College at Berry Hill Resort.

Police charge 77-year-old SoBo woman with multiple felonies

A 77-year-old South Boston woman is facing a total of 12 felony charges related to welfare fraud, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Social Services Director Betty Wells retiring

“I’m looking forward to a long life,” said Halifax County Department of Social Services Executive Director Betty Gupton Wells, contemplating her impending retirement at the end of the year.

Dental facility aims to fill need

Halifax Regional Health Services (HRHS), in conjunction with the Southside Planning District Commission (SPDC) and the Town of South Boston, are currently working toward a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help locate a dental clinic as an addition to the Primary Care Clinic located on Houghton Blvd. in South Boston.