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No Surprises In South Boston, Halifax Elections

There were no surprises and little interest in Tuesday’s municipal elections in the towns of Halifax and South Boston with all candidates running unopposed.

South Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Eluding Police

A 50-year-old South Boston resident, Bernie Blanding Jr., pleaded guilty April 27 in Halifax County Circuit Court to three charges, including misdemeanor DUI, eluding police and grand larceny from Irma Bradley.

South Boston Man Faces Sexual Assault Charge

A 23-year-old South Boston man has been charged with misdemeanor sexual assault, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Public Gets To Weigh In On Gun Store

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing tonight at 6:30 p.m. on a conditional use permit application from Lemuel Anthony Powell of Powell’s Guns and Ammo.

Riverstone Funding Approved

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission has approved $471,000 for a power upgrade project at Riverstone Technology Park.

Most Candidates Uncontested In Tuesday Election

Citizens living in the towns of Halifax, South Boston and Virgilina will go to the polls tomorrow to elect their respective representatives.

Veterans From Across The State Enjoy A Day At Wildlife Preserve

Virginia veterans from Bristol to Newport News enjoyed a day at the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation’s preserve at the Cove on Thursday.

Armed Robbers Strike Friendly Corners Store…Again

For the second time in a month, a pair of armed robbers have struck Friendly Corners Store, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Murder Charges Against Majors Nol Prossed

A murder charge against 36-year-old South Boston resident Ryall Quincy Majors in connection with the Sept. 20, 1993 death of Clinton Tony Briggs was nol prossed Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court upon a motion by the Commonwealth.

Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival 7th Annual Show This Weekend

The Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival will be held this weekend - April 30, May 1 and 2 - at Halifax County Fairgrounds.