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Man taken to ER with gunshot injuries

Police are seeking information on a Tuesday night shooting in South Boston after a 26-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, sending him to the hospital with non-life…

HCHS alters SOL testing schedule due to forecast

WINTER ON THE WAY?

Sunday forecast for Halifax County calls for major snow accumulation

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Comets slip past Martinsville to improve to 4-0

Three score in double figures to help team to 45-44 victory

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Jobless rate dips, but jobs about same the same

Halifax County’s jobless rate dipped slightly in October to 11.4 percent, but the county remains saddled with one of the highest unemployment rates in Virginia.

Carlbrook runaway on missing list

The teenager who ran away from the Carlbrook School last weekend has been placed on the national missing persons list.

Felony arrest warrant issued for Easley in Smith abduction

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A felony arrest warrant has been obtained for Jeffrey Scott Easley for the abduction of 12 year old Brittany Mae Smith. Above is a silver 2005 Dodge Neon similar to the one being sought in the abduction.
Roanoke County Police have obtained a felony arrest warrant for 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley for abduction in the disappearance and search for 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith of Roanoke County.

Nine seek vacant South Boston council seat

Nine citizens have stepped forward, willing to serve out Sandra Thompson’s unexpired term on South Boston Town Council. Town Council, which has complained that it often has to twist arms to fill vacancies, now finds itself with an abundance of riches.

Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever opens Thursday

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The cast of the Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever went through its paces Tuesday night in anticipation of the Thursday opening of the production. (David Conner II photo)

South Boston man collects $250,000 lottery prize

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Sterling Williams of South Boston was on his way home from work when he bought a Virginia’s $250,000 Jackpot ticket from a Virginia Lottery retailer.

UPDATE - Jeff Easley’s mother pleads with him to come home, release girl

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Top, surveillance video from a Wal-Mart show Jeff Easley and Brittany Smith leaving.
The Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert for Brittany Mae Smith, 12. She was last seen Dec. 2 at 3341 Fort Lewis Cr., Salem, Va. Her alleged abductor has been listed at Jeffrey Scott Easley, WM, 5, feet 11 inches, 265 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Roanoke County Police Dept at 1-540-777-8641 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.
At a 3:45 p.m. news conference, the second of the day, Jeff Easley’s mother, Sallie Martin of Roanoke, pleaded with her son to take Brittany Smith somewhere safe and drop her off, and to come home himself.

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