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HCHS Holiday Classic Field Set

The Bluestone High School varsity girls basketball team and the Park View High School varsity boys teams have been added to the field for this year’s edition of the Halifax County High School Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament.

The Famous Red Kettle

Salvation Army volunteer Sam Golightly rings the bell as Halifax resident Sandy Mosby places a donation in the red kettle outside Walmart.

Not Much Stops Mail Carriers From Rounds

There aren’t many things that will stop a letter carrier from completing his or her appointed rounds.  But an injury caused by ice and snow-covered walks and approaches is one of them.

Warf Promoted To Rank Of Sergeant

South Boston Police Corporal Stacy L. Warf has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, according to Police Chief Jim Binner.

Snowstorm Takes A Toll On Motorists

The snow that began Friday and fell on Halifax County through Saturday took its toll on motorists on county roads, according to state police.

School Officials Hold Breath Over Funding

School officials across the state are facing interesting school budget sessions in light of Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s proposal to decrease state support for public schools by $357 million by 2012.

Early Snow Covers County

An early snow blanketed Halifax County and most of Southside, Central and Western Virginia over the weekend, resulting in numerous fender-bender type accidents due to snowy and icy roads.

Camp 23 Escapes Governor’s Budget Ax

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine unveiled Friday the 2010 caboose budget and 2010-2012 biennial budget that he will submit for consideration by the 2010 General Assembly that calls for an increase in taxes but spares Sinai’s Camp 23 correctional facility.

Local Girl To Serve As Virginia Senate Page

Sophie Crowell has been nominated and selected to serve as a Virginia Senate page for the 5th Congressional District during the 2010 session of the General Assembly.

Scottsburg Man Guilty Of Attempted Malicious Wounding

A 21-year-old Scottsburg man pleaded guilty last week in Halifax County Circuit Court to three related felonies, including conspiracy to maliciously wound, attempted malicious wounding, and use of a firearm to commit a felony.