Halifax leads counties in region in percentage of same-sex marriages

A year has passed since legalization of gay marriage in Virginia, and since that time Halifax County has seen 13 gay same-sex unions take place locally. Same-sex marriages constitute a small fraction of the total in the past year in Halifax County — 3.6 percent. There have been 348 traditional unions in Halifax County since the state of Virginia first […]

Lennie Coleman Fisher Jr.

Lennie Coleman “LC” Fisher, Jr., 72, of Republican Grove died Oct. 28, 2015. He was born in Lynchburg on Aug. 5, 1943, a son of the late Lennie Coleman “Pete” Fisher and Helen Lewis Fisher and was married to Judy Blanks Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove, serving on the Board of Trustees, […]

Virginia Lewis Church

Virginia Lewis Church, 98, of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She was born May 27, 1917 in South Boston to Annie Cassada Lewis and Jefferson Columbus Lewis. Mrs. Church was a faithful member of Fraternity Church of the Brethren since 1938. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Church Raker of Winston-Salem […]

Frances Jean Morton Traynham

Frances Jean Morton Traynham of Lower Liberty Road, Halifax died Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at her residence at the age of 74. Born Nov. 7, 1940 in Halifax County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Morton and Louise Jones Morton. She was married to Warner Traynham Sr. and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Mrs. Traynham […]

Halifax County Sheriff’s race tops ballot

Polls will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, as voters in Halifax County cast their ballots for sheriff, other constitutional officers, county supervisors and school trustees.

Nelson: I did not fill out survey from Bowman

Asked to evaluate Halasz, public works director says he ‘wasn’t comfortable’ replying to request

Happy Halloween in Town of Halifax

LGBTQ seminar aims for understanding, assurance

Special Victims Coalition presents Thursday program

Halifax County resident dies in N.C. traffic accident

A Halifax County resident, Michael Waddle, died this weekend in a traffic accident in the vicinity of NC Route 119 in the Semora, N.C. area. The fatality, confirmed by Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark, took place sometime late Saturday evening or Sunday morning in North Carolina. A report by the NC Highway Patrol was not immediately available. Waddle had been […]

Halifax County Supervisors have four public hearings on agenda

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. with four public hearings on the agenda. The regular monthly session will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax. The first hearing is to consider a request by Lawrence Easley for a conditional use permit in ED-3, which will allow […]