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Gazette Owner Funeral Today

Funeral services for The Gazette-Virginian owner and publisher Keith A. Shelton will be held today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in South Boston.

Council Studies Proposed Arts, Community Initiative

South Boston Town Council studied a preliminary pre-application outline for a $235,000 creative arts and community development/housing initiative at its monthly work session Monday evening.

Accident Survivors Determined To Help Others

Jonci Berneche has vague memories of the horrific automobile accident that almost took her life in 1999, while Scott Adams can only rely on what others have told him concerning his near-fatal crash in 2007.

Gazette Publisher, A Fierce Watchdog Journalist, Dies Suddenly Saturday

A shock of sadness and surprise spilled into the community as news of the death of The Gazette-Virginian owner and publisher Keith A. Shelton quickly spread.

Thousands Flock To ‘Loupe Festival

The 30th Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival drew a large crowd of over 3,000 to the Halifax County Fairgrounds on a scorching hot Friday evening.

Man Convicted Of Reckless Driving In Appeal Case

A 26-year-old Blanch, N.C., man was convicted Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court of reckless driving by speed, following a misdemeanor appeal case.
The court convicted Dontae Lawson of reckless driving/speeding 123 in a 55 MPH zone.

SoBo Work Session Has Short Agenda

South Boston Town Council faces a short agenda at its monthly work session tonight, with the meeting scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street.

Heat Leads To Several Blazes

Fire department volunteers across the county spent a busy afternoon responding to field and hay fires that were reported throughout the county on Sunday.

Police: Trucks, Equipment Stolen

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a pair of work vehicles and equipment from Charles Anderson Lawn Care.

Remains Classified As Adult Male

Preliminary examination of the skeletal remains that were found in Mecklenburg County Tuesday afternoon have led the Virginia Medical Examiner to classify the bones as those of a young, adult male, according to Deborah Clark of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.