Jeffress dealt to AL West contender Texas Rangers

Halifax County’s Jeremy Jeffress is headed to the heart of Texas — and to the Texas Rangers bullpen.

Coaches’ pay comes back before Halifax County trustees

Gasperini defends stipend cuts: ‘Coaches paid near the top, teachers near bottom’


In Halifax, a lighthearted traffic stop goes worldwide.

64-year-old motorist airlifted after mishap

A 64 year old driver, Linda Martin, was airlifted to Duke Medical Center on Saturday evening after she was injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 704, Old Cluster Springs Road. The crash took place just after 6 p.m. when Martin attempted to pass another vehicle on a double lined section of the highway. According to police, her vehicle […]

N&R sports editor improving after health scare this weekend

News & Record sports editor Tucker McLaughlin is recuperating in an intensive care unit at VCU Medical Center in Richmond after he was found unconscious at the newspaper office late Friday afternoon. McLaughlin was slumped over in his chair before being found shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. After initial concerns that he had suffered a stroke, it was determined that […]

Halifax County supes asked to remove interim tag

Loftis recommended for position of emergency services coordinator

South Boston council tackles light agenda today

South Boston Town Council will hold its regular monthly session one week earlier than usual as members gather tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Tackling a fairly light agenda, Council is expected to approve a memorial resolution on behalf of the late William R. Snead, recognizing his many years of military service to his country going […]

Three charged in thefts

Three Halifax County residents have been arrested and charged with grand larceny in connection with a string of thefts in the area. The suspects were detained Wednesday. The subjects were observed leaving an unoccupied residence with lawn equipment loaded in the back of their vehicle by Special Agent J. Clay with Virginia Alcoholic Beverage’s Bureau of Law Enforcement. Special Agent […]

James Harwood Cochrane

James Harwood Cochrane, age 103, passed away July 25, 2016. He was recently preceded in death by his wife of over 81 years, Louise Odell Blanks Cochrane. Mr. Cochrane was born in Goochland County on Nov. 16, 1912, the sixth of seven children born to John Minor Cochrane and Wilentina Knibb. His father died when Harwood was 16, shortly after […]

Majors move forward with 1-1 Series record

Locals fall to Arkansas, topple Tennessee to stay alive in Dixie World Series; play resumes today