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NAACP To Host Freedom Fund Banquet On Saturday

The NAACP will hold its Freedom Fund Banquet/100th Year Celebration at Halifax County Senior High School on Saturday at 6 p.m.

A Little Too Tall

The drive-thru at Giles Florist on Halifax Road in Centerville sustained structural damage yesterday afternoon when this delivery truck attempted to pass through and struck the roof overhang.

21st Goldwing Celebration Saturday

Lakecountry Wings will hold its 21st Goldwing Celebration Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at The World of Sports in South Boston.

Public Schools’ Education Foundation Campaign Under Way

The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation (HCPSEF) is currently contacting businesses and individuals throughout Halifax County in a fall campaign to raise funds, according to HCPSEF President Logan Young.

South Boston Man Faces Rape Charge

A 25-year-old South Boston man has been charged with rape, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Residents Show Support For Woodson Hughes

Calling themselves “People for Woodson,” this group of approximately 30 area residents gathered at the South Boston Library Thursday evening to show their support for Woodson Hughes, former South Boston Library branch manager who recently resigned.

Voters Head To Polls Tuesday

Halifax County voters will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and House of Delegates representative.

Soldier With Area Ties Missing

The nephew of Grace Baptist Church Pastor Jack Stewart is among the nine people missing and feared dead following a midair collision between a Marine Corps light attack helicopter and a U.S. Coast Guard transport plane over the Pacific Ocean.

Towns, County Enforce Halloween Rules

The county and the towns of South Boston and Halifax will observe the same rules and regulations for Halloween on Saturday night.

$3M In County Grants OK’d

irginia Tobacco Commission members approved a pair of grant awards Thursday totaling $3 million — $2 million for a “buildout” of space at Riverstone Technology Park and $1 million for additional start-up funds for the new advanced manufacturing initiative at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.