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Sparks fly at Halifax County supervisors meeting

Jack Dunavant accused Halifax County Board of Supervisors chairman Dennis Witt of rigging the board’s decision to sell the old Halifax Elementary School to Echelon Resources

No charges against officers in Lambert’s death, family told

Prosecutors met with representatives of the family of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. for nearly four hours on Monday to reveal their decision not to charge any of the South Boston…



Barons improve to 8-5 as season hits home stretch

Bluestone avenges early loss to Randolph-Henry





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Two guilty of sex crimes with kids

HCHS sweeps Envirothon competition

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Team members are, from left, Yasmine Vaughan, Shereen Massimi, Duncan Simon, Hailey Prevett, Aamina Massimi and Tanner Bamberg.
Halifax County High School students recently swept first place in the 2012 Area V Dominion Envirothon competition, presented by Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts.

UPDATE: Old Hyco Store makes Endangered List; ironically runs afoul of county’s protective laws

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About seven miles from Downtown South Boston and close to the Hyco River, this old store also sits very close to the road. Halifax County's land-use rules – designed to help preserve its rural ambience – have kept the store from being broken off from the larger lot it is a part of.
A Greek Revival jewel in Halifax County also makes the annual list, along with racehorse Secretariat's birthplace and the Pittsylvania County landscape

The injured, the brave, the unemployed – Military heroes kick back at The Cove

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Left, Orlando Harris is grateful to have all his limbs. But a shoulder injury in the military has left him unable to return to work as a sheriff’s deputy. Right, J.B. Kerns, 22, of Patrick County, fishes on the Ward Burton Wildlife Federation land. Kerns lost two legs and an arm cleaning out a Taliban mud hut where roadside bombs were made. “It happened to me, and I’m not going to let it slow me down,” he says.
One can call them Wounded Warriors, injured American servicemen returned from the dusty, violent hotspots of the world: Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lots of fun at the Heritage Fest

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The Kid’s Pedal Pull is always a favorite activity at the annual Heritage Festival. The three-day celebration drew strong crowds this weekend at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. Left, a little guy finds happiness playing in the sandbox filled with kernels of corn.(David Conner II photo)

Maryland woman charged with malicious wounding in stabbing

A 23-year-old woman, Blair J. Fant of Upper Marboro, Md. has been charged with malicious wounding in a stabbing that took place in South Boston early on Thursday.

Aaron’s Creek bridge due to be replaced

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the proposed replacement of the Route 49 (Clarksville Road) bridge that crosses Aaron’s Creek in Halifax County.

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