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Jury: 24 years for shooting at officer

A Halifax County Circuit Court jury returned guilty verdicts Friday against 35-year-old Scottsburg resident John Phillip Martin for five charges related to an armed confrontation between Martin and Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputy Stanley Britton Jr. in October 2011.

Fire displaces family of six

A house fire in the 8000 block of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway displaced a family of six shortly after noon Saturday.

Public hearing set tonight on reassessment, real estate tax

Halifax County Supervisors are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the 2014 reassessment that necessitates a proposed 1-cent hike in the real estate tax rate when they meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax.

Virgilina construction making way for more business

Brick by brick, construction crews started working Tuesday to demolish the bank building standing at the intersection of Florence Avenue and Seventh Street in Virgilina. 

Scottsburg woman facing drug, petty larceny charges

A 31-year-old Scottsburg woman faces a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office records.

Yet another round of wintry weather headed this way

Old man winter will not let go. While county residents enjoyed spring-like weather Saturday with plenty of sun pushing temperatures into the mid-70s, forecasters now are predicting another night of wintry weather Sunday into Monday.

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.