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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse


Park View golfers fall short of district championship






Time for reflection

South Boston News
Danny Jackson
Danny Jackson is at peace now, working quietly in retirement on his Alton farm, far removed from the violence and carnage of the Vietnam War.

Pedestrian injured in hit and run

Virginia State Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which a pedestrian was injured on Wednesday morning.

Reward offered in copper thefts

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, in association with the Halifax County Crime Line, is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a recent rash of copper wire thefts in and around Halifax County.

Summerfest kicks off Saturday in Virgilina

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OPEN DURING SUMMERFEST — Marcia Whitt (rear) and sister Sharon Whitt Burkholder stand in front of the old W.D. Amis & Company Store in Virgilina that will house the future home of the Virgilina Distillery. Built in 1885 as a local general store it will be on display during Virgilina's Summerfest. (Danny Lamberth photo)
Summerfest, the major fund-raiser for the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department, kicks off this Saturday with a parade through the Town beginning at 11 a.m. As in years past, the event is a time for fun, fellowship and good and one that brings visitors to the small town to re-acquaint themselves with rural living.

Faith Fest celebration staged this Saturday at HCHS

For fans of contemporary Christian music, the long awaited Faith Fest celebration is almost here. At noon Saturday, the football field at Halifax County High School will be transformed into an all day Christian music festival, and the best news of all is that admission is absolutely free!

Edmunds donates wildlife seed to SRSP

South Boston News
Del. James E. Edmunds II, left, donates seed for wildlife food plots to Josh Ellington, Manager of Staunton River State Park. Food plots enhance opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park, which has become a popular activity for visitors.

HCHS all-stars honored

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Halifax County High School held its annual All-Star Reception Monday, recognizing the achievements of students during the school year. Top, Recognized as earning all-star status for four straight years were Graham K. Bryant, Luke V. Ligon, Megan T. Owen, Julia S. Simon, Cianne R. Townsend and Elizabeth A. Wooding. Above, some of the nearly 200 students that were recognized. (David Conner II photos)
One hundred and eighty-nine students at Halifax County High School were designated as “All-Stars 2010” during a banquet and ceremony at the high school on Monday evening. Eight of those students were deemed “Four Time All Stars 2010” and twenty others were named “Three Times All Stars 2010.”

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