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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

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.


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,…





Two dead as plane goes down at Virginia International Raceway; victims identified (UPDATE)

Virginia State Police have confirmed the identities of two persons who died Friday in a plane crash at Virginia International Raceway in Alton. The dead are Jon Couch, 46, the pilot, and his mother, Frances G. Couch, 72, the plane's passenger. Both hailed from Annapolis, Md.

Retailers look for recovery

South Boston News
DURING OPEN HOUSE IN HALIFAX ON SUNDAY — At Garland's Jewelry, Anne Ferguson, left, shows beautiful rings to Martha and Mickey Conner of Virgilina, who were shopping in the Village of Halifax on Sunday. Special hours, discounts and refreshments at the Open House were designed to jump-start the Village's Christmas retail season.
The first big weekend of the holiday shopping season provided retailers with an indication of how Christmas might play out at the cash register, with early returns suggesting that shoppers are opening up their wallets a bit after two years of generally disappointing sales.

Founders College back in the news

The now-defunct Founders College, which had been situated at Berry Hill Resort, is the subject of a story in the current edition of “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

Museum holds open house

South Boston News
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM THE MUSEUM — Ralph Hodnett of Halifax, who designed Christmas decorations — including an entire Christmas room — at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History, stands with museum visitor Nadine Staten of Clover. Hodnett says he did the work with David Baird and Ray Turner. The museum held a festive open house Sunday afternoon.

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