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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost


12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…





Not some pipe dream

South Boston News
The work site on U.S. Route 58, across from ABB, where Williams Transco has stored materials for the 100-mile natural gas pipeline from Chatham to Brunswick.
Construction begins on Williams Transco natural gas pipeline, with South Boston as the staging area for hundreds of workers

Operations chief of HCSA makes bid for Halifax County School Board

South Boston News
Mark Estes
Mark Estes, director of operations for the Halifax County Service Authority, announced on Thursday that he will run for Halifax County School Board in ED#8, the seat that is currently held by trustee Walter Potts.


South Boston News
For the third year now, low-income senior citizens have gotten coupons specifically for fresh, local produce.

Halifax County trustees to meet amid concerns over program

The Halifax County School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex for the trustees’ regular monthly meeting. Five citizens have asked to speak to trustees. Most are believed to be interested in the notice of cancellation of Family Preservation Services, which for the past several years has assisted special needs children in the classrooms.

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