Mighty company

South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston’s obvious enthusiasm over the re-use of the old Daystrom plant is as much personal as it is civic.

Bicycles in the land of Baptists

How many 20-year-olds do you know who willingly avoid TV, Internet, magazines and pop music for two years? Who stay at their roommate’s side all day? Who get dispatched around the country, sometimes into somewhat, er … foreign territory? All on top of their usual ethic of shunning alcohol, drugs and extramarital relations?

Candidates have more time to file

The candidate filing deadline for local office is being pushed back this year due to the once-in-a-decade remapping of election district lines.

House panel kills hunting bill for session

A House of Delegates committee yesterday killed a bill that would have opened up the hunting of deer, bear and elk in Virginia and radically undermined hunting seasons, say opponents of the Senate-backed measure.

Wind whips up blazes; ban in effect

Local firefighters have had a busy time over the past several days battling field and brush fires that have sprung up across the county.

Archery introduced to Halifax County schools

Halifax County school trustees on Monday night welcomed the National Archery in School Program, offered to the local division through a partnership of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.

DECA team lauded; schools cited

The Halifax County School Board on Monday night recognized DECA team members who recently placed first in a Quiz Bowl contest. They also recognized the principals at four elementary schools that earned Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.

Sharing family history adds to the public record

For several years, Patricia Jennings has helped the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts & History with its display for Black History Month.

L.E. Coleman Museum open daily

The L.E. Coleman African-American Museum just outside of Halifax is open 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Groups and individuals are always welcome, says museum President Garnett Luck — but especially in this month of Black History. The museum, only five years old, welcomes donations of artifacts and photographs, Luck said. Even its charming building is a museum piece […]

South Boston offices closed Monday

Town of South Boston offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of President’s Day. Curbside residential refuse collection scheduled for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Residential refuse collection for the remainder of that week will remain the same. Please be reminded that all refuse must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. The commercial […]