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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.


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,…






Unprecedented access

Halifax County Public School’s new Parent Portal gives parents access to student grades

Brittany Smith detective gets national honor

South Boston News
Christopher S. Welch
A Roanoke County official will be honored later this month for his work in successfully locating Brittany Smith. After her mother was found dead in their Roanoke County home, the then-12-year-old and her mother’s boyfriend were found in California. The girl was unharmed.

Car, other items stolen during Clover break in

Hearings before South Boston Council tonight

South Boston Town Council will host several public hearings during their regular monthly meeting which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Council members will hear comments on the Town’s $9,752,909 budget advertised for the coming year which shows a 2.3 percent reduction from the current year’s budget. The budget is based on a real estate rate of 19 cents per $100 assessed value.

Halifax budget hearing Tuesday

Halifax Town Council will host a public hearing of the Town’s proposed $997,671 budget for the coming FY 2010-11 at tomorrow night’s regular monthly meeting.

Halifax County holds annual Heritage Festival

South Boston News
Clear skies and warm temperatures greeted visitors Friday and Saturday to the first two days of the three-day run of Halifax County's Heritage Festival at the Halifax County Fairgrounds. The festival was full of exhibits and machinery for another era, featuring farm equipment, old cars, a petting zoo, music, food and fun for young and old alike.

FEMA denies Virginia’s request for storm disaster assistance

Halifax County was one of the localities affected by the April tornadoes.

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