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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Halifax holds Friday Night Jams

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The Town of Halifax helds its monthly Friday Night Jam Friday. A large crowd was on hand for the music, food and fun. (David Conner II photo)

South Boston’s fire hydrants developing ‘Character’

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Top, Kay Lewis paints Wiley Ward, the first mayor of South Boston - elected in 1884. He was also one of the founders of the Times newspaper in 1890. From 1914 until 1920 he served as the local postmaster. Middle, Susi Robbins paints John Hamilton, a contractor and builder who helped James Traver in the building of the covered bridge over the Dan River in 1854. He helped build Planters & Merchants Bank in 1891 and the Noblin House on Washington Avenue. Bottom, Nelly Jones puts her personal touch on one of South Boston's fire hydrants.

Fire hydrants in downtown South Boston are starting to take on an appearance of someone you may have heard of before.

VIP LEAGUE REALLY KICKS

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VIP TEAMS — Kneeling, Sam New; second row from left, Reyisa Magee, Andrew Hendricks, Andrew Paxton, Tyler Van Opstal in front of Alex Hendricks, Sara Thaxton, and referee Austin Miller; back row, Coach Daffany Pona, buddy Leigh-Anne Liegey, parent Joe Dunaway and Austin Dodson.
This spring, special-needs kids of all ages have laced up their cleats and strapped on their shin guards and pulled on their bright jerseys and hit the dewy soccer fields just like other youngsters.

High hopes for housing innovation

Virginia Tobacco Commission’s research-and-development staff has recommended nearly full funding — $2.44 million — of a plan to design and manufacture energy-efficient homes for the needy or for disaster relief.

Indictment served in Halifax

McDonnell to appeal FEMA disaster aid denial

Gov. Bob McDonnell will appeal the May 7 denials by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of disaster assistance for Virginians affected by a series of strong tornadoes during April.

Wilkerson named Halifax County’s teacher of the year

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Michael G. Wilkerson, an algebra teacher at HCMS was named the 2011 Teacher of the Year for the Halifax County Public School system. With him is superintendent Paul Stapleton, left, and Halifax County School Board Chairman Stuart Comer. (SOM photo)
Michael G. Wilkerson, an algebra teacher at Halifax County Middle School, was named 2011 Halifax County Public School's Teacher of the Year at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet Monday evening at The Prizery.

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