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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.

UPDATE: Stabbing Victim Dies

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.

Better Watch Out: New Laws Begin Thursday

Effective July 1, two new traffic safety laws in Virginia will help to ensure that 16 and 17-year-old passengers are buckled up and will protect tow truck drivers and highway workers, according to Martha M. Meade, AAA Mid-Atlantic manager for public and government affairs.

Efficiency Study Q&A Set Tonight

The Halifax County School Board has scheduled a work session tonight as part of its end of the fiscal year meeting to authorize the payment of any outstanding bills. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room on the first floor of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.

At Last, History Gets Its Mark

Two dedications took place in downtown South Boston Sunday afternoon when the Berryman Green Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution rededicated the Retreat to the Dan Wayside and presented the NSDAR Commemorative Marker to town officials officially recognizing the memorial as an official historic site of the DAR.

Remembering The Battle Of Staunton River Bridge

The Halifax Chapter #1321, Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its annual bestowal of military awards ceremony Saturday at Staunton River Battlefield Park during the 146th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge.

Uranium Mining Foes Upset Over Speakers’ Sign-Up List

Uranium mining opponents have accused pro-mining interests of stacking the sign-up list for speakers at Tuesday night’s Uranium Mining Subcommittee meeting to dominate early public comments and skew media coverage in favor of the industry.

DAR, Historical Society To Sponsor Dedications Sunday

Two dedications have been planned for Sunday afternoon in South Boston.

Vernon Hill Man Guilty Of Explosives, Firearms Charges

A 51-year-old Vernon Hill man pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to two felonies after reaching a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

Halifax Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow

Everyone is invited to the grand opening of the Halifax Farmers Market tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m.