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Tattoo parlor permit tops South Boston council agenda

Halifax County High School placed on lockdown after social media threat surfaces

Shortly before noon on Friday, the South Boston Police Department was notified about the possible existence of a social media video indicating a student at Halifax County High School was…

Speakers unload on supes: ‘You should listen’

Frustrations boil over as Halifax County courthouse renovation draws nearer


Lady Comets looking towards productive season

Off to quality 2-1 start after beating Prince Edward






Burn ban in place in Halifax County

Due to the extreme weather conditions and the lack of significant rainfall, Halifax County Emergency Services has implemented a burn ban for all of Halifax County.

Buyer found for old school

A local church has entered into a purchase agreement with Halifax County to acquire the former South of Dan Elementary School building and grounds for $200,000, County Administrator George Nester confirmed this week.

State parks make list of Top 100

Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville and Staunton River State Park in Scottsburg have been named to ReserveAmerica’s 2010 “Top 100 Family Campgrounds” list.

Little change in employment scene for May

The dismal jobs picture in Halifax County saw little change in May as the local unemployment rate dipped to 11.7 percent from April’s rate of 11.8 percent. Nineteen fewer people among Halifax County’s civilian labor force of 16,288 were looking for work during the month, and the number of persons actively employed also dropped slightly to 14,380, down from 14,441 in April.

Grand jury to weigh more charges in Polk slaying

A decision to press additional charges in the fatal stabbing last week of Christopher Polk will rest in the hands of a Halifax County grand jury when it meets July 12 to hear information about the case.

Sunny and happy in Scottsburg

South Boston News
Scottsburg held its annual Fourth of July celebration Saturday, opening with its parade, followed by a full day of activities. The annual event is a fund-raiser for the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department. (David Conner II photo)
Young Scottsburg Elementary School student Caroline Langhorn led off the Fourth of July parade in Scottsburg on a clear blue Saturday morning tailor-made for the event. Caroline, who has been battling leukemia since May 2009, greeted friends and supporters along the parade route with hearty waves and a big smile.

Comer promoted at HPD

South Boston News
Officer Stuart M. Comer of the Halifax Police Department has been promoted to the rank of Corporal effective July 1. Comer has been with the department since 2004 and has 15 years of experience as a police officer. With Comer are Carl Espy, left, town manager, and Halifax Police Chief David E. Martin. (Photo by D. D. Irby)

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