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Belk buyers stress desire to build on its traditions

Charlotte, N.C. retailer with local store – and historic South Boston ties – sells to private equity firm for $3 bill

Cancer Association moves to new Halifax office

Main Street location acquired with the help of late anonymous patient

Scam callers demand bill pay for power


Comets dominate in season opener

Halifax County High School varsity football enjoyed some positives from its season opening, 38-18 win over Patrick County.





How many more?

So: How many more times are we going to tell ourselves that nothing could have been done to prevent a gun tragedy?

A standout, of sorts

Amid the mayhem and uncertainty that mark these times, a piece of wonderful news arrived just before Christmas: the opening of a Dominion Virginia Power call center at Riverstone Technology Park. And there to join the formal announcement of the project was Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt, taking his place in the spotlight.

Stocking stuffers Take Two

Only three days ‘til Christmas — plenty of time! — and I just finished up my gift list (shopping still to come). Here are some ideas for stocking stuffers:

Gone shopping

Only four days ‘til Christmas — a.k.a. plenty of time! — and I just finished my gift list (actual shopping to follow). Here are some things I came up with to stuff under the tree:

Holly jolly Bob

Ho ho ho, fa-la-la-la-la, drop dead and all that.

Best-laid studies

Back when the debate over uranium mining in Southside Virginia was first heating up, one anti-nuke activist offered a prescient take on the raft of studies being readied for the proposed Coles Hill mine project in Pittsylvania County. Her read: Once you start bandying about a bunch of consultant-approved “pros” and “cons,” the pros always win.

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