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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).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…


SBS to race under the lights

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





Competency issue looms over Terry capital trial

South Boston News
James Lloyd Terry
Central State finding that defendant can participate in death penalty case sends lawyers back to courtroom

Friday Night Jam

South Boston News
A large crowd was on hand for the first Friday Night Jam at the Halifax Farmer’s Market. Drew Granger made sure everyone had a balloon. (David Conner II photo)

Halifax County jobless rate rises

Unemployment figures rose slightly in Halifax County during June, going to 11.9 percent, up from the May rate of 11.6 percent as 1,998 members of the county’s 16,729 member civilian force looked for jobs. In May there were 1,920 job seekers in the county.

National Night Out returns Tuesday

It’s that time again — for National Night Out festivities. Set for Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds, this year’s event is dedicated to the late Alex Williamson who died unexpectedly earlier this year in a wreak automobile accident.

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