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Bland Contest Returns To Black History Month

The South Boston Lions Club’s annual Bland Memorial Music Contest will be conducted at 7 p.m. in the Chastain Theater at The Prizery on Feb. 5.

Volunteers Working To Help Those In Need

A small group of citizens based in Nelson is on a mission to help others.  The Tri-County Benefit Committee serves those who need assistance in Halifax and Mecklenburg in Virginia and Granville County in North Carolina.

Planning Commission Sets Jan. 26 Hearing On 19 AFD Applications

Halifax County Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. on 19 agricultural and forestal district (AFD) applications referred by the AFD Advisory Committee.

Search For Missing Man Continues

South Boston police are continuing their search for a resident of an adult group home who has been missing for over three weeks, according to Captain B. K. Lovelace.

Nathalie Man Faces Drug Charge

An 18-year-old Nathalie man is facing a misdemeanor drug charge, according to sheriff’s office records.

Rails To Trails Right-Of-Way Being Secured

Halifax County is in the process of acquiring 14.6 miles of 100-foot corridor width right-of-way from the Norfolk Southern Railway Company for the Rails to Trails project to be deeded to Roanoke River Rails to Trails, Inc.

Free H1N1 Vaccine Available To Public

Supplies of the vaccines to protect against the 2009 H1N1 virus are increasing, and the vaccination is now available to anyone who wants it, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

557 Residences Left In Dark On Christmas Eve

A total of 557 South Boston residences and businesses were without power Christmas Eve morning as a result of a line coming down off a pole in Riverdale.

SoBo Man Charged In Recent Break-Ins

A 30-year-old South Boston man was arrested Monday on felony breaking and entering and grand larceny charges, according to South Boston Police Investigator R. E. Redd.

Two Injured In Monday Crash

A South Boston man and his passenger were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in South Boston, according to town police.