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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

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Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener

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Harvest Days returns to Clarksville Saturday

South Boston News
The 15th annual Harvest Days Festival will bring a major celebration to Virginia’s only lakeside town on Saturday and most activities are free to the public.

South Hill Farmers Day successful

South Boston News
Seed spitting was the name of the game during Saturday's Farmers Day in South Hill. The day featured a tractor parade, toilet seat toss and other activities.

Students pledge to make New Beginning

South Boston News
New Beginnings students from Bluestone and Park View high schools last week took part in an Affirmation Day program at North Bend Park. After getting a pep talk by Superintendent of Schools James Thornton, students affirmed their intention to stay in school and graduate with the Class of 2014. The day was a new beginning in which 9th graders who had experienced difficulties in middle school declared that would succeed. The program is based on building trusting relationships with administration, faculty, and fellow students. The group heard a presentation by the park interpreter, ate lunch prepared by their teachers, and received New Beginnings T-shirts. At right, Assistant superintendent Carole Nelson and Bluestone principal Kristy Somerville check out the Affirmation Day program prior to the event at the North Bend amphitheater. Below, Army Corps of Engineers Chief Ranger Sherrie Storm welcomes students from Bluestone and Park View High Schools. (Alta LeCompte photos)

Hash, two others face indictments in pot raid

A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury on Monday indicted three local men in the aftermath of an Aug. 26 Southside Virginia Task Force raid in which marijuana with an estimated street value of $418,000 was confiscated.

Suspect held in gunshot assault on neighbor

Local break-ins tied to broader wave of thefts

A break-in in La Crosse and another in the Boydton area have been linked to a string of at least 81 breaking and entering incidents in 22 counties across central and southern Virginia, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office seeks to calm rumors in Taylor case

The family of Jeremiah Taylor, 26, whose body was discovered Sept. 4 in his Isuzu SUV submerged in a South Hill pond, may have to wait two months longer for an autopsy report that will tell them how he died.

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