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Veterans Day parade to be held Saturday in South Boston

A Veterans Day Parade will be held in downtown South Boston Saturday at 11 a.m.

Womack Publishing to buy The News-Progress

Mecklenburg News Inc. has agreed to sell The News Progress to Womack Publishing Company, Inc., News-Progress owner Linda Shelton announced this week.

Grant powers Halifax solar project

Dominion Virginia Power is ready to take the next step in developing a solar power facility in Halifax County with the approval of a $5 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

Halifax County rides GOP wave to elect Hurt

Halifax County residents turned out in large numbers to cast ballots in the mid-term election Tuesday, giving Republican Robert Hurt a victory here over incumbent one-term Democrat Congressman Tom Perriello.

Five arrested for beating incident in Halifax County

Five individuals have been arrested on felony charges stemming from an incident at an October party in Cody that resulted in one man being airlifted to a medical center, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Halifax man dead in shooting accident

A well-known and respected Halifax man is dead after an apparent shooting accident Sunday night, according to Halifax Police.

Town of Halifax mailing out taxes

Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy said this week the Town of Halifax is mailing 2010 taxes for real estate, personal property and machine and tool taxes to residents, businesses and property owners the week of Nov. 1.

Wood-fired power facility moving forward in Halifax County

NOVI Energy, LLC is moving closer to locating a new $150 million 49.9 megawatt wood-fired power generating facility at the former Georgia-Pacific site on Plywood Trail.

Halifax tornado damages estimated at $39,500

Halifax County Emergency Services completed its initial damage assessment on 22 structures affected by Wednesday’s EF 2 Tornado around the Virgilina community and determined damages to be estimated at $39,500, according to Halifax County Emergency Services Coordinator W. Kirby Saunders.

Halifax County High School fights keep officials busy

South Boston Police responded to Halifax County High School for four fights Friday, according to South Boston Police Captain B. K. Lovelace.