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GV Photo Wins Derby Duck Network Picture Of The Year

A photograph of hundreds of yellow ducks being dumped into the muddy Dan River has been named Derby Duck Network Picture of the Year, announced South Boston Community Development Coordinator Tamyra Vest.

Comprehensive Plan Up For Vote Tonight

South Boston Town Council is expected to discuss and adopt a revised Comprehensive Plan 2030 as recommended by town planners when it meets tonight at 7 p.m. in council chambers on Yancey Street.

Jury: Man Not Guilty Of Sex Crimes

A Halifax County Circuit Court jury comprised of seven women and five men found 54-year-old Nathalie resident Donald William Lloyd not guilty Friday of nine sex-related crimes, following a two-day trial.

Hog Farm Issue Returns

A controversial matter that made headlines more than a decade ago resurfaced last Wednesday when Link Farms, Inc. filed a motion in Halifax County Circuit Court seeking partial summary judgment against the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.

Equalization Board Listens To Complaints

Halifax County landowners who have complaints or objections about their real estate assessments began meeting with the county board of equalization Thursday with meetings scheduled at 10-minute intervals this week on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

County Spared Worst As Third Winter Storm Hits

Halifax County escaped the worst of the third storm of the winter as areas to the north took the brunt of the snow, sleet and ice.

Official Responds To $5M Lawsuit

According to a response filed in Halifax County Circuit Court, defendant Thomas Lewis, an investigator with the Halifax/South Boston Narcotics and Gang Unit, is seeking to have a $5.35 million lawsuit thrown out.

Humane Society Handled 654 Animals Last Year

Cheryl Watts of the Halifax County Humane Society reported to the county supervisors at their meeting Monday night that the organization handled 654 animals in 2009.

Fire Heavily Damages Home On Skylark Trail

A fire of unknown origin heavily damaged the house at 1118 Skylark Trail on Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials.

Halifax Woman Faces Felony Rape, Sodomy Charges

A 35-year-old Halifax woman has been charged with four felony counts, including one count each of forcible rape and forcible sodomy, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.