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Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from…

Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).


SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.





Baby found after night in woods, mother charged with felony

A Crystal Hill-area woman is behind bars on a charge of felony child abandonment after she confessed to police to leaving her five-month-old infant daughter outside in the woods for a 17-hour period this weekend.

Mecklenburg County jobless rate edges up in June

Unemployment rose slightly in Mecklenburg County during June, climbing to 11.7 percent, after coming in at 11.6 percent in May.

Virginia Tobacco Commission extends deadline on Phase I payments

The Virginia Tobacco Commission has extended the final deadline for 2010 Phase I Verification Forms and Applications for Payment to August 20, 2010. Completed and signed Forms must be postmarked no later than August 20, to be eligible for payment under the 2010 Phase I Program. Claims postmarked later than August 20, may not receive payment under this year’s Phase I Program.

State police seek help in locating girl mssing since 1997

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Sarah L. Murray, of Lunenburg County, has been missing since Feb. 18, 1997 when she was 14 years old. The photo on the right is an age progressed photo distributed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Childen in 2005, when she would have been 23. The Virginia State Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating the her.
If still alive, Sarah L. Murray of Lunenburg County will be celebrating her 28th birthday on Thursday, July 29. Despite having disappeared more than 13 years ago, the Virginia State Police, Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office and her family have not given up hope on finding her and are asking for the public’s help.

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