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Brooks Funeral Home to close at end of month

After being an active business in the South Boston community for almost eight decades, Brooks Funeral Home, located on the corner of Seymour Drive and Main Street in South Boston, will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month.

Regionalizing libraries fizzles

The idea of regionalization seemed to fizzle out during the library board meeting held Tuesday evening in the Halifax County Library.

Police investigate theft of brass vases at SoBo cemetery

South Boston Police are investigating the theft of brass vases from headstones located in Halifax Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  

Man pleads to Amphetamine distribution

A 29-year-old Scottsburg man, Brian Marquis Tucker, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge for being an accessory after the fact to Amphetamine distribution.

SoBo woman faces animal violations

A 38-year-old South Boston woman faces charges of having an animal with no tags and not vaccinating an animal, according to South Boston Police Department records.

For 50 years, NHVFD sees changes, growth

Starting out with one fire truck stored in a small garage on the corner of Leda Grove Road and a siren that alerted the firemen of danger, North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department has been a welcome presence in the community for 50 years. 

Tax hike balances budget

Halifax County’s proposed 2014/15 budget is balanced, but it will require a one-cent hike in the real estate tax rate.

Tuesday’s statewide tornado drill pushes preparedness

From 2011 to 2013, a total of 67 tornadoes struck Virginia, killing 10 people and injuring more than 100.  

County ‘in good shape’ to borrow for renovations

Halifax County has a “strong” debt profile and is in “good shape right now” for borrowing $19.27 million that will be needed to renovate the historical Halifax County Courthouse, sheriff’s department office space and industrial arts building.

Spring break is safe … for now

“The big news is spring break is safe right now,” said Chairman Kim Farson as she explained Halifax County students, teachers and administrators have no days they have to make up at this point.