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Halifax County Jobless Rate Shows Slight Improvement In May

Halifax County’s unemployment rate improved slightly to 11.7 percent in May, according to statistics released by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).   

Halifax Man Faces Assault And Battery Charge

A 26-year-old Halifax man is facing a misdemeanor assault and battery charge, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Independence Day Holiday Closings

Town offices in South Boston and Halifax and all county offices, including courts, will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day, according to town and county officials.

Man Sentenced For Larceny, Firearms Charges

A 27-year-old Scottsburg man was sentenced Monday to a total of 65 years in prison, with all but nine suspended, for five related charges.

Elementary Student Grand Marshal For Parade

Scottsburg Elementary student Caroline Laughorn will lead the Independence Day parade Saturday in Scottsburg when she serves as grand marshal for the event expected to attract a crowd of about 10,000.

A Sailor’s Remembrance of World War II

On Dec. 7, 1941, two brothers, the late Elmer Barker Jr. and Aldridge Barker, both of Scottsburg, heard repeated announcements on the radio that Pearl Harbor had been bombed.

Stabbing Victim Dies In Hospital

The 26-year-old Halifax man who was stabbed at Westside Village Apartments just before midnight Saturday has died at Duke University Medical Center, according to South Boston Police.

Average June Temperature Tops 90

To say the last two weeks have been hot and uncomfortable would be an understatement.

School Board Briefed On Efficiency Study

During its special end of the fiscal year meeting Monday night, the Halifax County School Board heard an overview of the school efficiency review program offered by the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget (DPB).

Sleepy Town Wakes Up For Independence Day Festival

At 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, everything in Scottsburg was pretty quiet. A few people heading to work is pretty much it.