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Halifax IDA to hold special called meeting Thursday

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) members will hold a special called meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Riverstone Techology Centre.

Brookneal police K9 recovering after pit bull attack

A Brookneal police dog is recovering at home from injuries he received, and a pit bull is dead after a Brookneal police officer shot the dog while trying to control a large fight Saturday in Brookneal.

Franklin County wreck claims life of former Halifax resident

A former Halifax County resident died Friday night following a single vehicle accident in Franklin County.

SoBo man charged with assault, child endangerment

A 30-year-old Scottsburg man has been charged with felony child endangerment, assault of a family member and breaking and entering after what witnesses described as a domestic issue that occurred Friday, according to South Boston Police Officer Tiffany White.

Governor’s wife coming to VIR to spotlight woman entrepreneur

Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell, wife of Gov. Bob McDonnell, is slated to visit VIRginia International Raceway this afternoon to recognize VIR managing partner Connie Nyholm as part of her FLITE program.

Whooping Cough case confirmed at HCMS

A case of whooping cough has been confirmed in a Halifax County Middle School student, Southside Health District Director Charles J. Devine III, M. D., said late last week.

Veteran Halifax supervisor, merchant dies at 94

Veteran Halifax County Supervisor O. B. “John” Tate of Sutherlin died Friday in Roman Eagle Memorial Home after a decline in health experienced over the past year.

Microsoft meets Southside

Microsoft Corp. will invest up to $499 million to locate their latest generation data center (Gen4) in Mecklenburg County, in what will be the largest economic investment in Southern Virginia history, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Friday.

Woman pleads in animal cruelty case in Halifax County

A 49-year-old South Boston woman pleaded no contest in absentia Thursday to a felony charge for animal cruelty.

Police charge man with DUI after crash

A 27-year-old South Boston man was charged with DUI following a single vehicle crash Tuesday night, state police said.