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Man taken to ER with gunshot injuries

Police are seeking information on a Tuesday night shooting in South Boston after a 26-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, sending him to the hospital with non-life…

HCHS alters SOL testing schedule due to forecast


Sunday forecast for Halifax County calls for major snow accumulation


Comets slip past Martinsville to improve to 4-0

Three score in double figures to help team to 45-44 victory





Southside blanketed by foot or more of snow (UPDATED)

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Above, Darius Palmer digs his vehicle out from the snow piled up on Fenton Street in South Boston; below, downtown took on an especially festive look during the Sunday storm.
Halifax County ended the day Sunday under a 12-14 inch blanket of snow as a major winter storm brought life to a virtual standstill, with most people heeding warnings to stay off the roads and bundle up indoors.

Service pays tribute to fallen veterans

LAYING OF THE WREATHS — Representatives of the sponsoring organizations of the Memorial Day Tribute, American Legion Post Post 8, DAR, SAR, UDC, Sons of the Confederacy, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Society of 1812 and the National Guard on Monday morning placed wreaths at the war memorial in Halifax. Below left, Vietnam veteran Andy Lowery relates some of his war experiences. (SOMcL photo)
Andy Lowery, one of the two guest speakers at Monday’s Memorial Day Tribute held at the War Memorial in Halifax, told a grateful crowd of listeners, “Coming under fire will change you for the rest of your life.” Lowery was describing some of his experiences while serving in southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict. He recalled a story of his buddy, Jimmy Ingram, who was drafted and trained along with him, but never made it back. “He was just a country boy who gave his all for this country,” Lowery said.

More food, shelter funds available

The Tri-County Community Action Agency has announced the availability of $12,700 in additional funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Program, according to William E. Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Coleman reported that these funds were made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which has made $100 million available in supplemental funding to Emergency Food and Shelter National Programs.

Library summer reading program gets under way

Franklin the Turtle at the South Boston Public Library.
Franklin the Turtle, a book character, will help kick off the Summer Reading Program 2009 at the Halifax and South Boston Public Libraries. Franklin will be at the Halifax Public Library on Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. and at the South Boston Public Library on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their children out to the libraries on these nights to meet Franklin and to bring their cameras to take pictures of the kids with him.

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