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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.

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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,…

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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.

Historical Society soliciting donations to save Lawson house

The Halifax County Historical Society continues its efforts in encouraging owners of historic properties to preserve them. Now the Society is excited to have an opportunity to support efforts under way to save another historic structure in the community.

Hearing today on wood-fired plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a public hearing tonight on a $150 million wood-burning power plant planned for construction just outside the Town of South Boston at the former Georgia-Pacific plant on Plywood Trail.

Rate increase clears HCSA

A package of water and sewer rate increases won easy approval Thursday night following a Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) public hearing that drew a smattering of opposition.

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