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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.

What a journey

For 27-year-old Josh Martin, even heart surgery can’t slow him down. This hopeful soon-to-be mission pilot just can’t stand to sit still. 

After terrifying wreck, determination shines

In July of last year, Reid Roller suffered terrifying injuries in an automobile accident. He sustained a spinal cord injury and was left paralyzed from the chest down. Although not realized until later, he also had a broken jaw.  This resulted in his jaw being wired shut for six weeks following surgery whereupon he was relegated to a liquid diet. 

Lucy Ann Hodge Majors

Mrs. Lucy Ann Hodge Majors of Hunting Creek Road, Nathalie died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in South Boston at the age of 59.

Governor talks Medicaid in Halifax stop

After spending two weeks traveling across the state making 15 stops listening to concerns about Virginia’s uninsured, Gov. Terry McAuliffe made his last stop at Halifax Regional Hospital on Tuesday afternoon meeting with town and county officials and Halifax Regional Hospital personnel and staff.

Charge filed in Monday stabbing

A 36-year-old Sutherlin man faces a felony charge of malicious wounding following a stabbing that occurred Monday evening at Honey Tree Apartments on Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston.