End days for the Cotton Mill?

The Cotton Mill brick smokestack has a crack running about five feet down one side of the structure — raising fears that the historic landmark may be beyond saving.

Input on Halifax County school budget sought

Trustees seek to get jump with tight times ahead

Town of Halifax takes its turn in holiday spotlight

The Town of Halifax is hosting several special events this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, headlined by Small Business Shopping Day on Saturday, Holiday Open House on Sunday and the opening of the town’s pre-Christmas Indoor Flea Market for a three-weekend run. According to Assistant Town Manager Denise Barksdale, the market will be filled to capacity with vendors offering foods, crafts and […]

Beverly Craddock Shields III

Beverly Craddock Shields III of Mountain Road, Halifax passed away Nov. 25, 2014 at his home. He was born in Charlotte County on Sept. 25, 1933 and was 82 years old. He was the son of the late Beverly Craddock Shields Jr. and Doris St. John Shields and was married to Jackie Powell Shields who survives. He was a member […]

DUI charge lodged in Saturday wreck

A 28 year old Danville man was charged with driving under the influence after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Investigating Virginia State Trooper D. W. Lacks charged Journy L. Snead with the DUI offense after the 2000 Honda Accord he was operating ran off the right side of Route 676. The driver overcorrected, […]

Hitesburg News for Nov. 26, 2014

Sunday, which was Harvest Day, call to worship was “Praise Him Praise Him” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. The youth choir sang “God is So Good”. Dennis Ballance played the guitar. Hymn was “We Gather Together”. The children’s sermon, which was lead by Linda Singer, was concerning being […]

School closed for scabies outbreak

Clarksville Elementary students kept home after 18 cases of rash caused by mites are confirmed

With brain injuries, precautions make a difference –  helmets included

An offer by outside benefactors to buy new helmets for the Park View football team — later upgraded, at least in dollar terms, to a renovation of the team’s dilapidated locker room facilities — raises the question: How much would new helmets improve safety on the field?

Move over, Mississippi: cotton crop takes root in Southside Virginia

Compared to Southside Virginia’s big cash crop in tobacco, King Cotton is, well, kind of puny.

Stephen Winfred Smith

Stephen Winfred Smith, 76 of La Crosse, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at his residence. A funeral was conducted on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with interment at La Crosse Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.crowderhitecrews.com