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Transition center draws complaints of neighbors

Public input on the new “transition center” at 1332 Moore Street for locals struggling with homelessness and unemployment dominated debate at the Monday night meeting of South Boston Town Council.

Halifax lawyers inspired by their work for Legal Aid

You might think that the lives of Carol and Alan Gravitt were set on parallel courses from the start.

Halifax County trustees ease rules on student cell phone use

The Halifax County School Board agreed Monday night to revise the cell phone policy at Halifax County High School to make the rules more consistent and hopefully easier to enforce.


Comets play well, for the most part, beat Buckingham 34-14





Halifax County Courthouse permit before town planners

Permit needed if work to begin on courthouse in early 2018

Close but no Apple: Southside falls just short of a big prize

The plum prize in question is Apple Computer, which announced earlier this month it would build a $1 billion data warehouse in North Carolina. The Tar Heel State won the coveted project with the help of a tax incentive package estimated to be worth $46 million over the next decade. If Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple stays in North Carolina for 30 years, the value of the tax breaks could balloon to $300 million, according to lawmakers.

Wilson Memorial recycling and collection site opens

The Wilson Memorial Recycling and Collection Center is now open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, seven days a week, throughout the year!

30 arrested in sweep, face drug, gang-related charges

Local, state and federal police officers arrested 30 individuals Thursday in a sweeping local drug investigation and charged them with 156 counts ranging from distribution of cocaine to gang participation. The arrests followed a mass operation which resulted from an ongoing investigation conducted by the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force. The task force is a collaborative effort between US Marshals, Virginia State Police, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, the South Boston Police Department, the Prince Edward, Charlotte and Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Offices, the Farmville Police Department and the Department of Corrections. Twenty of the individuals arrested have a South Boston address, while three are from Alton and three from Halifax County. Two defendants have a Clover address and one each are from Virgilina and Sutherlin.

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