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Local hemp growers gain access to crop insurance

USDA-sponsored programs offered with strings attached

Firefighters battle blaze in South Boston; resident dies (UPDATED)

A fire that broke out at 1929 Crawley Avenue in South Boston at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday has claimed the life of the home's occupant, Carolyn Faulkner Edmondson.

It’s complicated: Talks begin on HCHS

With sales tax vote behind them, Halifax County supervisors, trustees turn attention to next challenge: how to spend the money


Comets downed by buzzer beater

Varsity boys fall in Piedmont District championship tilt; next up, regionals





Court decisions handed down Thursday / February 10, 2020
Halifax County Circuit Court was in session on Thursday and the following criminal cases were decided:

» Amy Carol Cash of Nathalie was found guilty of felony child abuse and given a five-year jail term, with all active time suspended on the condition of her good behavior for five years, one year’s probation and completion of a parenting class.

» Crystal Gail Mills of Vernon Hill was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and given a suspended 12-month sentence.

» Zenji Walton of Richmond pleaded guilty to felony fraud and credit card-related charges and was ordered to make restitution of $100 a month in March until she has fully reimbursed the victim, set to happen in August. Her next hearing has been continued to Aug. 6.

» Paul Edward Quick of South Boston pleaded guilty to a felony charge of grand larceny and misdemeanor charges of petty larceny and drug possession. His case has been continued to April 23.

» William Compton of Clarksville pleaded guilty to making a false statement on a criminal history consent form and was given a suspended 12-month jail sentence.

» Amir Antonio Hunt of Nathalie pleaded guilty to charges of entering a house to commit larceny and petty larceny and was given a suspended 12-month jail sentence, on the condition that he undergoes random drug and alcohol testing, court services supervision and does 100 hours of community service. With compliance of the court’s orders, the charges against him will be reduced to trespassing.

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