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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.

Skipwith Day held Saturday

South Boston News
A large crowd was on hand Saturday for the annual Skipwith Day festivities in Skipwith. The day featured a parade and plenty and food and fun. (Alta LeCompte photo)

Bricks installed at Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial

South Boston News
Stuart Buchanan and Frankie Talley installed bricks at the Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial Monument in Clarksville last week.  There is space for more bricks.  These memorial bricks are available to all veterans for $50 each.  The forms are in the blue box at the monument, at the Clarksville Town Hall, or at David Buchanan's State Farm office or call Stuart Buchanan (434) 372-3466 and one will be mailed to you.  At the time this photo was taken, the flags were flying at half-mast honoring Thomas Hupp and James "Lowdy" Crute.  Hupp was the last POW (prisoner of war) from WWII from this area and was a native of Chase City.  Crute was a US Army Veteran from the Korean War and a lifetime resident of Nelson.

Lindstrand aerostat on display to the world

South Boston News
Performers are seen underneath an aerostat during the opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 3. This is the largest aerostat in the world and it was built by Lindstrand USA in South Boston.

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