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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.




Mud bog planned for Heritage Fest / April 22, 2013
Rev up the engine, check out the tires and get ready to sling a little mud. In cooperation with Sign Rock Mud Bog of Vernon Hill, the Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival will present two big Mud Bog events the first weekend in May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.

A 10 class Hill and Hole competition is set for Friday evening, May 3 at 7 p.m..

Registration begins at 5 p.m. The second big event is a Four Wheeler Bog scheduled for Sunday afternoon, May 4 at 2 p.m.

Friday evening’s Hill and Hole event includes 10 different classes of vehicles — Street Class up to 36” tires, 4 & 6 Class up to 36” tires, Super Stock up to 33” tires, Super Stock up to 36” tires, Super Modified up to 38.5” tires, Big Tire Street Class, 4 & 6 Class up to DOT approved 54” tires, Super Stock up to DOT approved 54” tires, Super Modified up to DOT approved 54” tires, and XX Class. Entry fees range from $25 to $40 depending on the class and size of tires. Trophies will be awarded in all classes with 100 percent payout in all classes.

The Four Wheeler event, for kids and kids-at-heart, is designed for 500 CC four wheelers and down as well as 500 CC’s and up, and is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon, May 5. Registration begins at 1:00 pm. An entry fee of $10 to $15 is required depending on the size of the vehicle. Trophies and cash will be awarded.

General admission charge to the Heritage Festival is required for all Mud Bog spectators. For more information about the Mug Bog, contact Charles Slagle at 434-579-3083 or Bob Carter at 434-738-7641.

The tenth annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival will be held at the Halifax County Fairgrounds the first weekend in May. Festival times are Friday, May 3 from noon-9 p.m., Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday May 5 from 1-5 p.m.

Admission is $5.00 for adults and children 12 years old and older. Children under 12 years old are admitted free of charge

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