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Robots coming to Halifax County this weekend

On Saturday robotic teams from area schools will converge on Halifax County High School for the second annual Southern Virginia VEX Robotics Competition to participate in the 2010-11 game entitled “Round Up.”

Fire strikes another SoBo home Sunday night

Fire heavily damaged a South Boston house Sunday night, according to South Boston Fire Department officials.

Blaze causes $140,000 in damages to South Boston house

Nobody was injured, but an early afternoon fire Sunday caused extensive damage to a South Boston residence, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

Ministers continue efforts to halt play

Halifax County Little Theatre’s production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” will premiere this Thursday evening, but efforts to halt the play are scheduled to continue tonight.

NAACP plan rally against ‘Mockingbird’

The local chapter of the NAACP plans to “rally against the play” “To Kill A Mockingbird” on opening night Thursday, according to the organization’s executive director, the Rev. Kevin Chandler.

Halifax native instrumental in bringing woman back to life

A 38-year-old North Carolina wife and mother of two is alive today thanks to the quick work of EMTs in her county and doctors at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, especially Halifax County native Dr. Lisa Rose-Jones.

Halifax man faces charge stemming from break-in

Authorities arrested Lamarr A. Bowman of Clays Mill Road following a break-in at Three Forks Grocery, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Cockfighting probe continues in Halifax County

The investigation is continuing into an alleged cockfighting training facility in the Cluster Springs community, directly across the road from Cluster Springs Elementary School, according to Todd Moser, Halifax County chief animal control warden.

Halifax County High School honors veterans

It’s a message often repeated and with good reason on Veterans Day — remember and honor those who in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice to allow Americans the freedom they now enjoy.

Edwards to run for Halifax County commissioner of revenue

South Boston native Leigh Fuller Edwards this week announced she will seek the office of Halifax County Commissioner of the Revenue in the 2011 election.