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Welcome to Alton International Airport

The airstrip in the countryside of southwestern Halifax County offers rapid access for Duke Life Flight.

Clover Fall Festival moved to Oct. 24

Firefighters set new date with ominous forecast for weekend


Comets fall to Magna Vista

Halifax, now 2-4, had one highlight. James Smith Jr. sliced through an open seam in kickoff coverage and sprinted 85 yards for the Comets' lone score.





Missing Burlington woman’s body found in Virgilina area; dog alive

South Boston News / October 06, 2012
The 90-year-old Burlington woman missing since Sept. 8 was found dead near her 2005 Cadillac Deville off Buckshoal Road in Saturday morning, confirmed Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.

Authorities say that Ruzie Suggs, who was last seen in Greensboro, N.C., had mild dementia and got disoriented as she drove home.

A prayer vigil scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.

Suggs' dog, at her side, is in the custody of Animal Control and is to be retrieved by Suggs' family.

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