Ricky Lee Seamster

Ricky Lee Seamster, 48, of Scottsburg died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 29, 1965 in Halifax County, a son of Harvey Lee Seamster and Jannie Wells Seamster. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Vicky Sanchez of Scottsburg and two nephews and two nieces. Graveside services will be held […]

Owen Nathaniel Glenn

Owen Nathaniel Glenn, 74, of Danville, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Danville Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 7, 1940, a son of the late Archie Glenn and Beatrice Carrington Glenn and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church. Mr. Glenn is survived by one daughter, Pamela Hood and husband Bobby of Danville; two […]

NancyKing Kress

Nancy King Kress, 76, of Brookneal, passed away on April 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Joe Waller and Pency Barksdale Waller and was married to John T. Kress Sr. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Earl Waller, Debra Brizendine (Danny), all of South Boston, Martha Harrison (Michael) of Lynchburg, Rayleen Harris […]

Henry L. Martin Jr.

Henry L. Martin Jr. of 1046 Evergreen Trail, Halifax, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 68. He was born in Campbell County on Oct. 6, 1945 to the late Henry L. “Buck” Martin Sr. and the late Helen Ferrell Martin and was married to Debbie B. Martin. Mr. Martin was a US Army veteran serving during the […]

John Willis Davenport

John Willis Davenport, formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of 83. Born in Scottsburg on Oct. 3, 1930 to the late Jacob Davenport and Florence Buckner Davenport, he was married to Jerline Hall Davenport and was a member of St. James Baptist Church. Mr. Davenport is survived by his wife of Philadelphia, […]

Competency issue looms over Terry capital trial

Central State finding that defendant can participate in death penalty case sends lawyers back to courtroom

In Halifax, a trail friends organization aims for more

With the eastern portion of the Tobacco Heritage Trail now stretching 17 miles through fields and woods, what are the prospects for expanding South Boston’s 2.5 mile segment?

Washington Coleman housing rehab project moving forward

Plans are moving forward for a late May start date to the Washington Coleman Housing Rehabilitation Project, which calls for the revitalization of 14 homes and demolition of four more.

Celebrating Easter at sunrise

Numerous churches across Halifax County will be hosting Easter Sunrise Services on Sunday morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Many will begin as early as 6 a.m.

Groups appeal for town funding

Of those appearing before Council, Jewell Medley of the United Way made a first-ever request from her agency for funds. Whereas the UW for years was supported by donations from business and industry, Medley pointed out that with the decline of textiles and tobacco that stream of donations has dropped significantly.