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Comcast office closing draws council rebuke

Comcast’s announcement that it would be closing its customer service center in South Boston drew a sharp rebuke from South Boston Town Council during its monthly work session on Monday.

Nathalie man faces pair of drug felonies

A 32-year-old Nathalie man faces a pair of felony drug charges, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Sunday morning wreck claims life of Crystal Hill man

A Crystal Hill man was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in Halifax County, according to Virginia State Police.

Plea deal reached in assault on officer

A 23-year-old South Boston man, Barry Leon Tuck Jr., entered an Alford plea Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court to felony assault on South Boston Police Sgt. G. M. Gilliam.

Rails to Trails empoundment dedicated in South Boston

To further preserve the memory of Francis Watkins “Biggy” Hunt, dozens of friends and family members joined his wife, Elaine Thompson Hunt, for an empoundment dedication held at the Rails to Trails Tobacco Heritage Trail in South Boston Saturday morning. 

A governor from Halifax: High school student elected to top post at Boys State

Harrison Walker, a rising Halifax County High School senior, made history earlier this month when he was elected governor while attending Boys State in Radford.

IDA adopts $2.28 million budget, re-elects officers

Preparing for a new fiscal year, the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority  adopted a $2,286,357 budget and re-elected the current slate of officers to continue serving during its regular monthly meeting Friday morning at Riverstone.

Man faces drug charges

A 32-year-old South Boston man faces charges of marijuana possession and possession of a controlled susbstance, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Alton man faces assault and battery charge

A 20-year-old Alton man faces a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery on a family member, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Schools opening earlier this year

For Halifax County Public School students, the upcoming school year will begin almost a week earlier than last year, and for the first time it will begin on a Wednesday.