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Conditions Ripe For Wild Fires

With all the snow and rain of the past few months being replaced with above-average temperatures, low humidity levels and elevated winds, the next few days will likely prove busy for Virginia’s wildland firefighters, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF).

Board Faces Four Public Hearings

Four public hearings will take place tonight when the Halifax County Board of Supervisors meets at 6:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Administrative Complex in Halifax.

Single-Vehicle Wreck Snarls Traffic In SoBo

Traffic was rerouted in South Boston Friday night around 8 p.m. following a single-vehicle crash on Wilborn Avenue that occurred near Crowell Motor Company.

Publication Students Visit New York City

Halifax County Middle School and High School students traveled to Columbia University in New York City to attend the 86th annual Scholastic Press Association Spring Convention last month.

YMCA, Hospital Come Together To Fight Obesity

The YMCA Strong Kids Program is taking aim at a ‘growing’ problem affecting area youth.

Mary Elmira Buster Dies At 109

Mary Elmira Buster, the oldest Legion veteran member in the state, passed away Monday in Lynchburg. She was 109.

Fire Heavily Damages South Boston Home Thursday

Fire caused an estimated $80,000 in damages to a South Boston home Thursday morning, according to a South Boston Fire Department spokesman.

More Arrested By Task Force On Drug Charges

Members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force have been busy with drug arrests over the past few weeks, according to Special Agent M. T. Campbell, task force coordinator.

Halifax Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy, Child Abuse Charges

A 35-year-old Halifax woman pleaded guilty Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to three felonies after entering into a plea agreement with the Commonwealth.

Annual Spring Festival Set For Saturday

The South Boston/Halifax Junior Woman’s Club will host its annual spring festival at Constitution Square from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday featuring an Easter egg hunt, games and a cake walk.