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Area Man Sentenced For Drug Charges

A 40-year-old Halifax man was sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a total effective jail term of 12 months and one year for three offenses.

Historic Courthouse Repairs Under Way

Halifax Paving Company has been working since last week correcting outside drainage problems around the historic courthouse building in Halifax.

Arson Charged In Riverdale Fire

A former South Boston woman, Rachel Elizabeth “Beth” Ellington Wilson, 37, of Jefferson Drive, Chatham, has been charged with felony arson of an occupied building, according to Virginia State Police First Sgt. L.D. Bishop.

Annual King Birthday Breakfast Held

The L. E. Coleman African American Museum in Halifax hosted the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast at The Prizery on Monday morning.

Two Haiti Relief Sites Now In Place Locally

Volunteers taking donations for Haiti relief at the tractor-trailer located in front of the South Boston Fire Dept.’s Auxiliary Building on Wilborn Ave. were excited about the community’s response Monday.

IN PRINT EDITION: Bridal Guide

Pick up a copy of Wednesday's print edition for our special bridal guide.

County Comes Together For Quake Victims

The American Red Cross and many area churches are collecting money to help Haiti’s earthquake victims.

Deadlines Nears For ED-5 Supervisors Applications

Applicants interested in seeking the supervisor post in ED-5 have until Friday to get their applications to the county administrator’s office in Halifax.

Suspect Charged With 17 Counts In Probe Of Break-Ins

A 28-year-old South Boston man has been arrested and charged in a rash of recent break-ins that plagued the southern end of the county in November, according to Investigator J. D. Clay of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

James Edmunds Adjusting To City Life At General Assembly

RICHMOND — In politics, “dirt” usually has a negative connotation. But James Edmunds of Halifax says he misses the brown stuff. In fact, the freshman delegate joked he needed a bucket of dirt for his office in the General Assembly Building next to the state Capitol.