Biomass plant draws raves

The NOVEC-owned Halifax County Biomass Plant drew praise for being environmentally friendly and a boon for the rural economy as company and government officials celebrated the grand opening of the $178 million power generating facility.

Man Who Saved Christmas opens Friday

Dennis K. Osborne

Dennis K. Osborne, age 66, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, N.C., of complications from a spine injury. He spent his formative years in Lynchburg, attending E. C. Glass High School and Lynchburg College. He enjoyed a career in banking. He started with Fidelity National Bank, then worked at First Federal Savings & Loan, which merged with […]

Frank Salvatore Minozzi

Frank Salvatore Minozzi, age, 75, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at this home in Varina, surrounded by his loving family, his wife and three daughters. Frank, affectionately and often-called Butch, will be remembered for his loving and compassionate personality, endless energy and quick wit. Born in Utica, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank Minozzi and Anna […]

Virginia Michelle Davis Acree

Virginia Michelle Davis Acree, affectionally known as “Jenny” of South Boston died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Berry Hill Nursing Home at the age of 43. Born in South Boston on Jan. 19, 1970 to the late Donald Davis and Carolyn Davis, she was formerly married to Irvin Acree and was a member of Ebenezer C.M.E. Church. Ms. Acree is […]

Gloria Loraine Jeffress Stokes

Gloria Loraine Jeffress Stokes of Scottsburg, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at her residence at the age of 53. Born in Halifax County on Jan. 23, 1960 to Freddie Jeffres, Sr. and Edith Flenoury Jeffress, she was married to Cecil Demara Stokes and was a member of Spanish Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Stokes is survived by her husband, of the […]

Hear the hum of energy

Officials gather to celebrate the grand opening of the Halifax County Biomass Plant, but some nearby residents are eager for progress on another front: reducing the noise levels from the facility.

Halifax starts work on blueway landing

The Town of Halifax is looking forward to attracting visitors for a float down the Banister River as work begins on the Banister Gateway Project.

Robbins departing as Halifax coordinator

Robbins, who has worked to organize family-oriented festivals and other entertainment in town, told Council members that she will continue to volunteer to help as much as she can, although family commitments have made it necessary for her to relinquish the position.

Halifax County trustees put Governor’s School on backburner

The Halifax County School Board postponed a decision on joining the Regional Governor’s School after two trustees said they could not support sending local students to the Keysville campus due to the tight budget.