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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Scottsburg house fire ruled arson / August 15, 2013
On July 28, at 2:00 a.m. multiple fire and rescue personnel responded to a report of a structure fire at 6075 James D. Hagood Highway in Scottsburg. Firefighters from Halifax, Scottsburg,and South Boston Fire Departments responded to the blaze at the unoccupied residence.

Emergency personnel were able to bring the fire under control within several minutes but remained on-scene for almost three hours.

Fire investigators with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Halifax County Emergency Services completed an investigation into the cause of the fire. The investigation has revealed the fire is a result of arson and other causes have been ruled out. The fire is believed to have been intentionally started on the main floor in the living area. The investigation is on-going.

A reward is being offered to anyone that can provide specific information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) that are responsible. The Halifax County Crime Hot Line number is (434) 476-8445. Persons with information can report tips anonymously.

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