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Gazette Publisher, A Fierce Watchdog Journalist, Dies Suddenly Saturday

A shock of sadness and surprise spilled into the community as news of the death of The Gazette-Virginian owner and publisher Keith A. Shelton quickly spread.

Thousands Flock To ‘Loupe Festival

The 30th Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival drew a large crowd of over 3,000 to the Halifax County Fairgrounds on a scorching hot Friday evening.

Man Convicted Of Reckless Driving In Appeal Case

A 26-year-old Blanch, N.C., man was convicted Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court of reckless driving by speed, following a misdemeanor appeal case.
The court convicted Dontae Lawson of reckless driving/speeding 123 in a 55 MPH zone.

SoBo Work Session Has Short Agenda

South Boston Town Council faces a short agenda at its monthly work session tonight, with the meeting scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street.

Heat Leads To Several Blazes

Fire department volunteers across the county spent a busy afternoon responding to field and hay fires that were reported throughout the county on Sunday.

Police: Trucks, Equipment Stolen

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a pair of work vehicles and equipment from Charles Anderson Lawn Care.

Remains Classified As Adult Male

Preliminary examination of the skeletal remains that were found in Mecklenburg County Tuesday afternoon have led the Virginia Medical Examiner to classify the bones as those of a young, adult male, according to Deborah Clark of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Wachovia Partners With School System, Donates $5,000 To Motorsports Program

Officials with Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company, announced Wednesday the company is assisting the Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation in providing funding for the school system’s motorsports program.

Children Get Chance To Work With The Pros

The kids are all right. In fact, they’re better than all right: They’re talented, dedicated and relishing every minute of their time onstage in “Annie.”

SoBo Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges

A 19-year-old South Boston man is facing five felony drug counts and one misdemeanor count, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.