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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.

Don’t Put That Shovel Away Yet ...

Halifax County is bracing itself for the third major storm of the winter season.

Testing For U.S. Census Takers Available At SVHEC

Testing for U.S. Census takers is under way, and there are job opportunities for individuals to work as census takers in Halifax County.

Snead Tapped ED-5 Supervisor

K. Ronald (Ronnie) Snead of Scottsburg was appointed Monday evening to fill the vacant ED-5 seat on the Halifax County Board of Supervisors after board members interviewed the four applicants vying for the position earlier in the afternoon.

Winter Storm Brings Snow And Ice To County…Again

The second big snowfall of the winter struck over the weekend, paralyzing traffic, cancelling church services, closing businesses in Halifax County and causing school officials to close schools on Monday.

‘Working Toward A More Community Driven United Way’

The United Way of Halifax County held its annual meeting Thursday with the theme for the group going forward, working toward a more community driven United Way.

Prizery Picks Up Art Trophy

The Prizery arts center was officially awarded the first-ever Rising Star Award in front of about 300 of its peer organizations at the annual Art Works for Virginia conference last week in Richmond.

Shooting At Sheetz Leads To $5M Suit

The estate of Randolph Neal Seamster Jr. has filed a $5.35 million wrongful death lawsuit in Halifax County Circuit Court alleging that Thomas Lewis, an investigator with the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force, acted negligently and committed assault and battery when he fatally shot Seamster in the Riverdale Sheetz parking lot on July 2, 2008.

Library Patrons Can Now Renew Books, DVDs Online

Library trustees changed the DVD lending policy to five DVDs for five days, were advised patrons can now renew DVDs and books online by going to the library’s Web site — after receiving a password by calling or visiting the library, learned wireless Internet service is 24-hours/7days a week, and discussed the impact of a coming 5 percent state funding cut in addition to the previous 5 percent cut at their Tuesday board meeting.

Police Agencies Brace For Cuts

With potential budget cuts hovering over their heads, county law enforcement agencies are bracing for the worst.