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Deputy Secretary Visits SVHEC

The Honorable Mary Rae Carter, deputy secretary of Commerce and Trade for Rural Economic Development (left), recently toured the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and met with SVHEC officials.

$1.8 Million In Pot Plants Seized

Area law enforcement authorities last week confiscated over $1.8 million in marijuana plants during “Operation Greenthumb,” according to Mark T. Campbell, coordinator of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

Main Street UMW Act Of Kindness Rewarded

An act of kindness by United Methodist Women (UMW) of Main Street United Methodist Church recently was rewarded by a gesture that touched the hearts of UMW members.

Officials: Fire Victim Still Unidentified In Scottsburg Blaze

Authorities still have not identified the victim in the fatal trailer fire Tuesday afternoon in Scottsburg.

Suspect Charged With Fraud

A 52-year-old North Carolina man has been arrested on two felony charges involving an alleged investment scheme, according to South Boston Police Investigator R. E. Redd.

Missing Halifax County Man Found Dead

A 62-year-old county man who had gone missing Sunday was found dead Wednesday afternoon, according to Major T. E. Logan of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Damages High In Wednesday SUV Accident

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. Wednesday in South Boston, town police said.

Habitat President Hangs Up His Hammer

Tri-River Habitat for Humanity Dane Skelton has resigned as president of the board of directors, a position he has held since 2005, it was announced this week.

Authorities Probe Deadly Trailer Fire In Scottsburg

Scottsburg fire officials have confirmed a fatality in a singlewide mobile home fire in the Scottsburg community Tuesday afternoon.

Post Office To Request Two-Cent Rate Increase

If the United States Postal Service (USPS) gets its way, the cost of mailing a first-class letter will increase by two-cents next year.