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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.

Santa to visit for Yule parade

South Boston will host its annual Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. with 15 floats, five high school marching bands, musical groups, fire trucks, antique cars, dogs, equestrian riders and, of course, the Jolly Old Elf himself lining up to parade down Main Street to the delight of both young and old.

Council mulls plea for SVHEC funds

South Boston Town Council will hold committee work sessions this afternoon beginning at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

Crowder elected to Southern States cooperative board

Harold Blackard of Semora, .NC. and Scott Crowder of Halifax were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of members held in South Boston on Nov. 17. More than 30 stockholder-members and their families attended.

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