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More To Life Than Football At Tech

There’s more to life at Virginia Tech than football, and David Wilson, Logan Thomas, Grant Bowden, Antoine Hopkins, J.R. Collins, Collin Carroll and Martin Scales, all members of the Hokies’ football team, know that fact first-hand.

National Tire Center Eyes VIR

A National Tire Research Center may soon be on its way to VIR, according to Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Executive Director Mike Sexton.

ABB Cuts Experienced Veteran Employees

A small group of salaried and hourly employees learned late last week they were losing their jobs, adding to the number of local residents affected by a prolonged depressed economy.

Tobacco Commission Extends Deadline

In June the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission made payment on more than 45,000 Phase I flue-cured and burley quota owner and producer claims totaling over $19 million dollars.

Supervisors To Pay Special Tribute To The Late Rev. Ford

Halifax County Supervisors are expected to honor the memory of the Rev. Roger Ford when they hold their August meeting in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax tonight at 6:30.

Man Convicted In Attempted Murder Of Police Officer

A Halifax County Circuit Court jury convicted a 22-year-old South Boston man of attempted second-degree murder of a police officer and eight other charges following a day-long jury trial Thursday.

Blaze Damages Home

Eight people were displaced Saturday when fire damaged a singlewide mobile home on Morton’s Ferry Road.

Night Against Crime Honors Forestry-One

This year’s National Night Out will kick off at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night and will be dedicated to the memory of Alex Williamson, Halifax County’s Forestry-One, according to Becky Martin, one of the event organizers.

SoBo Man Faces Drug, Other Felony Charges

A 47-year-old South Boston man is facing seven felony charges, including five drug charges, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Clover Man Sentenced For Cocaine Convictions

A 32-year-old Clover man was sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a total of 10 years in prison for each of four cocaine distribution convictions.