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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.

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One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league

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Outgoing Longwood president to be commencement speaker

South Boston News
Dr. Patricia Cormier
Longwood University President Patricia Cormier, who is retiring in June, will be the speaker for the university’s commencement.

Uranium investor has no regrets on Tobacco Commission vote

Virginia Uranium Inc. investor Buddy Mayhew says if he had to do it all over again, he would not recuse himself from the Tobacco Commission committee vote to fund a statewide, socioeconomic study on uranium mining and milling.

Resolution pays tribute to late Alex Williamson

South Boston News
Halifax County and South Boston and Halifax town officials on Monday night presented Betty Williamson and her son John with a plaque recognizing the many contributions of her husband, Alex Williamson, who died in a bizarre accident last month. The plaque was presented by Board Chairman William I. Fitzgerald, South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston and Halifax Vice Mayor Dick Moore. See story, page 5.
Halifax County supervisors, along with town council members of South Boston, Halifax, Scottsburg and Virgilina, honored the late Alex Williamson by presenting his wife Betty and son John with a framed resolution citing his many contributions to the community.

Officials ponder strategies

The 50,000-acre stored water supply of Buggs Island (Kerr) Lake is moving to the forefront of a debate over how Virginia and North Carolina should allocate water resources. On Monday evening John Feild, chairman of the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission, alerted Halifax County supervisors and town councils of South Boston and Halifax of ownership issues looming over the water.

Advice given in time for tick season

Halifax County supervisors and Town Council members from South Boston and Halifax received a short lesson Monday night on what to look for as the tick season gets in full swing. One supervisor, J. T. Davis, said he pulled off 27 of the tiny little insects that he found crawling on his skin the previous day.

VIR aims to put region in the fast lane

South Boston News
Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty drive the no. 99 to victory during last year's Daytona prototype race at VIR. The Grand-Am Rolex Series racing returns to Virginia International Raceway this weekend. Saturday's feature event will showcase the powerful Daytona prototypes. Gurney and Fogarty, return this year for Gainsco/Bob Stallings racing. (Victor Newman photo)
Josh Lief has reason for optimism about the next ten years at Virginia International Raceway.

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