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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.





South Boston to hold council elections Tuesday / May 01, 2014
South Boston will hold an election on Tuesday, May 6 for three seats on Town Council. Only three residents have filed to run for the positions. All three men now serve on Council and none is facing any announced opposition.

Having filed to run are veteran Councilman Coleman Speece who will be seeking his fifth term on the town’s governing body and who currently serves as vice mayor.

W. R. “Bill” Snead is running for his third term on Council.

The third candidate, Winston Harrell, is seeking his first full term on Council after having been appointed by fellow council members in December to fill the vacancy created by the November election of former councilman Ed Owens as Mayor of the town.

The Halifax County Registrar’s Office will be open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last day for in person absentee voting and the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person.

Polls open on Tuesday at 6 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. for the convenience of voters.

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