Courtney Stevens and Kenneth White to wed Sept. 28

David Stevens, of South Boston, and Helen Consuella Crews Martin, of Louisiana, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Stevens to Kenneth (Trey) White III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. White of Alton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley Stevens and the late Frank Stevens of South Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Crews […]

Dell Stacey Thomason

Dell Stacey Thomason of 2207 Cluster Springs Road, South Boston passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Berry Hill Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Halifax County on April 25, 1964 and was 49 years old. He was the son of Maxwell Lane “Bo” Thomason Sr. and Pearl L Puryear Thomason, who survive. He was a member of […]

Frances Dease Wagstaff

Frances Dease Wagstaff of Halifax died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. Born in Salisbury, N.C., on Feb. 10, 1927, she was 86 at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Linwood Johnson Dease and Maggie Mae Honeysuckle Dease and was married to Robert Wilkie Wagstaff. She was a member of Bethel Baptist […]

Austin Curtis Phillips

HURDLE MILLS, NC — Austin Curtis Phillips, infant son of Curt and Jessica Phillips, was born and died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Duke University Hospital. Austin is survived by his sister, Emma Phillips; his maternal grandparents, John and Roberta Vaughan, his maternal great-grandparents, Cecil and Virginia Vaughan and Gladys Lewis and the late Earnest Wilson Lewis, all of South […]

Allen Goode Puckett Jr.

Allen Goode Puckett Jr., 85, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 19, 1928 and was married first to Susie Hazel Duffey Puckett then to Mary Ellen Betterton McCormick Puckett, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Mr. Puckett […]

Fall Festival beats the rain, raises cash for Clover firefighters

The Clover Fall Festival on Saturday beat the clock as area firefighters completed their friendly competition moments before showers descended on the community. Meantime, the Clover fire department, sponsors of the annual festival, closed in on its fundraising goals for the day.

Halifax County IDA divided on money for mining opposition

Members put off request for $5,000 after some question budget impact

Candidate forums slated for October

Candidates for local office — in races for Commonwealth’s Attorney, Board of Supervisors, School Board and South Boston Town Council — have been invited to participate in four public forums in October, sponsored by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and Halifax County Farm Bureau.

Police: No new leads in Marshall Ave. fire

Destroyed residence is latest setback for South Boston restaurant owner, family

Robbery attempt reported at C-store

South Boston Police are investigating an apparent robbery attempt at the American Pride convenience store on Wilborn Avenue in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 19.