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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.

H1N1 Clinics Under Way In County For Students, School Staff


Halifax County students began receiving H1N1 or “Swine Flu” vaccinations Wednesday, according to Dr. Melanie Stanley, director of academies for the school system.

Homes Sales Up, Prices Down In Region

After a rough 2008, home sales are picking up in 2009.  That was the sentiment at the Southern Piedmont Land and Lake Board, a trade group of realtors from Halifax and western Mecklenburg counties, meeting Wednesday in South Boston.

$500,000 For Wastewater Plant Passes House

The U.S. House passed the Conference Report on the FY10 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill on Thursday which includes a $500,000 funding request for upgrading and expanding the Maple Avenue wastewater treatment plant in Halifax County.

Triangle VFD Gears Up For Halloween


Triangle Volunteer Fire Department members will host their annual haunted trail at J.O. Crews’ farm on Ellis Creek Road Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Deputies Investigate Break-Ins, Larcenies

Halifax County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several recent break-ins and larcenies, according to Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

No Serious Injuries In Two SoBo Wrecks


None of the four drivers were seriously injured in two accidents in South Boston Tuesday morning, according to town police.

‘Christmas Stories’ Theme For Annual SoBo Parade

The South Boston Christmas Parade theme Is “Christmas Stories From Books Or Films,” according to organizers.