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Robbery, assault, property damage charges lodged

A 25-year-old South Boston man faces a felony charge of robbery that allegedly occurred during the assault on a family member at Honeytree Apartments, according to South Boston Police Department records.

Gate malfunction raises worry for fire crews

South Boston firefighters are prepared to extinguish blazes, but when they have to battle railroad crossing gates for hours before making it to the scene of the fire, “It’s not good,” said South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips.

In memory of Alex Williamson, firemen gain equipment

Alex Williamson’s commitment to county volunteer firefighters is continuing to be felt four years after his passing.

Library board ponders going regional

Even though board members voiced their concern about regionalizing the Halifax Public and the South Boston Public libraries last month, they plan to hear an update on regionalization at their meeting Tuesday. 

Halifax man convicted of four felonies

A 26-year-old Halifax man, Quinn Theadon Tucker, was convicted Wednesday in Halifax County Circuit Court of five offenses, four of them felonies, following a bench trial.

Spring break in jeopardy?

County students’ spring break vacation days between April 14-18 may be in jeopardy as school officials debate whether to use these days for make-up days when the Halifax County School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the school board office conference room in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax. 

Sirens to sound Tuesday in state tornado drill

Tuesday has been proclaimed Tornado Preparedness Day in Virginia. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 9:45 a.m.  

Officials awaiting autopsy results

South Boston Police are investigating the separate deaths of two individuals who were found in the town, an African-American male on Tuesday and an African-American female on Wednesday.

Car flips after hitting ice; driver crawls out of back door to safety

A 30-year-old former New York resident felt confident he could make it to work despite icy road conditions Tuesday.

Men convicted in home invasion get 12 years

A pair of Nathalie men convicted of a number of offenses in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013 home invasion on L. P. Bailey Highway each will serve an effective 12 years in prison.