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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.


Comets pick up win over Martinsville 21-14





Impasse returns, with Halasz in middle of board fight

South Boston News
From left: Doug Bowman,Larry Giordano, Jim Halasz, William Bryant Claiborne and Barry Bank
‘He did nothing illegal,’ says Bowman of accusation county administrator leaked secrets; vote to force his ouster fails on tie vote by bitterly divided supervisors

Sound of Music brings young stars to the theatre

South Boston News
From left, Evan Snead, Caleb Flowers, Henry Stevens, Daniel Haskett.
The Prizery’s summer theater series is in its second year of bringing talented young performers to the local stage. Audiences have been amazed by the level of perfection displayed by the visiting professional actors.

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival coming July 22

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The presenting and platinum sponsors of the 31st Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival include ABB, American National Bank & Trust, Blue Ridge Beverage, Cherokee Coffee and WSET. These businesses invite the public to attend the festival on Friday, July 22, at the Halifax County Fairgrounds from 4 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are only $35 and may be purchased from the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce or save $5 and purchase online at The entertainment lineup includes: 6th N Main (local band), The Konnection Band (variety), and Cravin’ Melon (soft rock). From left, top photo, platinum sponsors include, Holly Newton, ABB; Ronnie Moore, American National Bank & Trust; and Angela Fowler, WSET. Above, presenting sponsors, Evelyn Hunt, Blue Ridge Beverage and Kathy Farley, Cherokee Coffee
Every small community struggles to find its identity – something that, when you mention the location, you automatically associate with that identity. And so it was for the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce way back in 1981, when a group of people brain-stormed to come up with something that would put our county on the map – something that would bring people to our community – something that would make us unique in this tangled world of advertising gimmicks and repetitive sound-bites.

Moseying along

South Boston News
Some of Halifax County's most beautiful homes opened their porches and oak-shaded lawns to guests in the first-ever Mountain Road Mosey, a fund-raiser for The Prizery arts center. Each participating house offered hors d'oeuvres, beverages and Southern charm on a hot summer evening. Hostess and organizer Boo Evans, left, and volunteer Amy Barnes, right, offer punch to Charles and Nancy McCormick.

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