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Authorities searching for missing county woman

Halifax County resident Nannie Dora Randolph is missing, and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the 65-year-old woman. 

Ash spill costs top $12,722 locally — so far

The Feb. 2 Duke Energy coal ash spill in Eden, N.C., has cost the Halifax County Service Authority $12,722.15 so far.

Van flips Friday afternoon

An 89-year-old South Boston man was involved in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred shortly before noon Friday in the 3000 block of Old Grubby Road.

Tobacco warehouse transforms into apartments showcasing character, history

The lettering is faded, but one can still make out the name “Nelson” on the façade of the only brick tobacco warehouse remaining in South Boston, now the home of New Brick Historic Lofts, which celebrated its official debut with a ribbon-cutting and open house on Thursday.

Icon at Halifax Public Library closing book on career

“Enjoy life!” That’s been the motto genealogist Julia Carrington of the Elmo community has held onto her entire life, and she plans to continue to do so as she retires from the Halifax County Public Library. 

Public gets to weigh in on tax hikes, budgets

Halifax County Supervisors are scheduled to hold several public hearings tonight when they meet in Halifax including hearings on the 2014 reassessment that prompts a 1-cent hike in the real estate tax rate and on the $87.9 million proposed 2014-15 county budget that includes the school budget.

South Boston woman facing drug charge

A 35-year-old South Boston woman faces a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Staunton River State Park wants public’s input for master plan

Plans are in the works to spruce up Staunton River State Park, and park personnel are seeking the public’s input.

Committee weighs budget needs, wants in Halifax

Preliminary discussions are getting underway about what needs and wants will be included in the upcoming 2014-15 Halifax Town budget.

Halifax man pleads to drug charges

A 28-year-old Halifax man, Brian Lamar Tucker, received an effective sentence of one year and three months in prison for possession of cocaine after entering guilty pleas to six charges in Halifax County Circuit Court on Wednesday.