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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.

Today's Forecast: HOT!

With temperatures predicted to top the century mark today in Halifax County, authorities are urging residents to stay out of the heat whenever possible. But many county and town residents hold outdoor jobs that make it impossible to avoid prolonged exposure to sunshine and the accompanying heat.

Halifax County Burn Ban Issued

Due to the extreme weather conditions and the lack of significant rainfall, Halifax County Emergency Services has implemented a burn ban for all of Halifax County, Emergency Services Coordinator Kirby Saunders announced Tuesday evening.

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).