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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…

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SBS to race under the lights

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

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Scottsburg house fire ruled arson

SoVaNow.com / 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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