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Dick Moore, mayor of Halifax, dies

The mayor of the Town of Halifax, Gilbert Fleming “Dick” Moore, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his home after a prolonged illness.

Answering the call

Blood drive held in honor of infant born prematurely draws overwhelming response

Armed robber gets nearly five year term


Eye on the prize





Halifax South Boston

Halifax County Emergency Services sponsoring EMT class

Halifax County Emergency Services is hosting an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Course beginning Jan. 9, at the Halifax County Rescue Squad in South Boston.

Halifax sets holiday schedule

Halifax Town Hall will be closed at noon on Friday Dec. 23 and all day Monday Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas Holiday and again on Monday Jan. 2 for New Year’s.

Santa in a boat, with no reindeer in sight

South Boston News
Santa Claus arrived by boat (tucked into the back of a pick-up truck) as he made his annual appearance at the Alton Christmas holidays Saturday. The annual procession drew fire trucks, classic and antique cars, floats and assorted other entries on a cool and sunny morning. (David Conner photo)

‘Fear was all over the place’:  Halifax’s Hokies prayed, texted — kept cool

South Boston News
The incident at Virginia Tech last week unnerved students – but they say they feel safe, praise university's response

Smoke alarm alerts sleeping woman to blaze

A beeping smoke alarm saved the life of a Scottsburg woman in a Friday morning fire.

Fire grant pays for 350 alarms

A grant provided to Halifax County Emergency Services by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and FEMA is aimed at increasing the amount of working smoke alarms in Halifax County. “We know statistically that smoke alarms save lives, but only when they are properly installed, working and maintained.” said Kirby Saunders, Emergency Services Coordinator for Halifax County.

Shared burden

Al-Anon reaches 
out to family, friends of alcoholics, addicts

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