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SoBo Woman Convicted Of Drug Charges

A 44-year-old South Boston woman, Margie Marie Lester, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to four drug-related offenses.

Grand Jury Will Hear Evidence In Stabbing


A Halifax County Grand Jury will hear evidence pertaining to the death of 26-year-old Christopher Polk when it convenes on Monday, July 12, South Boston Police Investigator R. E. Redd said.

Small Town Throws Big Independence Day Bash

A crowd of thousands celebrated Independence Day in grand style Saturday at Scottsburg’s annual July 4th celebration.

Staunton River State Park Earns Spot Among The Best

Summer camping season is here, and ReserveAmerica, one of the largest providers of campground reservation services, has announced the 2010 “Top 100 Family Campgrounds” list, a guide to help campers and families plan camping trips at great locations across America’s outdoors.

State Police Stress Safety And Common Sense This Holiday Weekend

As America prepares to celebrate its 234th birthday, Virginia State Police are encouraging motorists to play it safe when planning Independence Day road trips and festivities.

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.