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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.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost


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,…






Cicada college

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Left, Eric Day, Clyde Sorenson
Our story last week on the invasion of the Brood XIX cicadas received a warm response — but curious readers wanted to know even more. We posed those questions to two university experts. The orange-eyed Brood XIX bugs can be seen across the South from now until July. They’ve been underground for 13 years.

Halifax County deputies investigate heat pump tampering

Virgilina suspect sought in drug search

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Mark Dwayne Humphries
Police are seeking the whereabouts of Mark Dwayne Humphries, 45, of 2205 Virgilina Road, Virgilina following a narcotics raid at the residence Wednesday.

HRH auxiliary donates to Continuing Medical Education program at Halifax Regional

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The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at Halifax Regional Hospital is the recipient of a generous donation from the Halifax Regional Health System Volunteer Auxiliary. The CME program provides sixty hours of medical education annually to area physicians, physician extenders, medical students and allied health professionals. From left, Jeaux Simmons, coordinator of volunteer services; Tay Bost auxiliary president; Tom Kluge, chief operating officer; Larry Davis, auxiliary treasurer; Dr. Tessie Otero-Truitt, director of medical education; Jan Lee, auxiliary vice president and Shirley Loy, continuing medical education coordinator.
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at Halifax Regional Hospital was the recent recipient of a generous donation from the Halifax Regional Health System Volunteer Auxiliary.

Halifax Town man knocked out, wallet stolen

The Halifax Police Department is investigating a reported strong armed robbery that occurred just after midnight on May 12.

Halifax County supervisors mull $75,000 cut for IDA

Facing a need to cut $785,753 more from the county budget, a committee of Halifax County supervisors produced fresh ideas Tuesday for closing the shortfall — including a recommendation to take $75,000 from the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority.

Halifax County schools job losses mount

The Halifax County School Board agreed Monday night to eliminate 17-1/2 positions in order to balance the school budget after the Board of Supervisors lopped $600,000 from the local allocation to the schools for the coming year.

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