Nathalie man sought in fatal hit-and-run

Virginia State Police have confirmed the identity of the man who is the alleged driver for the fatal hit-and-run crash in Pittsylvania County — Courtney Wendell Davis, who is listed in 2014 court records as a resident of the Nathalie area. Warrants for Davis, 32, have been obtained by state police for felony hit-and-run, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, […]

North Halifax VFD prepares for annual Marathon

Saturday, will be a big day at the North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department as members host their annual Marathon Day which serves as the department’s major fundraiser for the year. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and last until 8 p.m. during which time visitors can enjoy two meals, including lunch and dinner. Members of the department will be preparing […]

Ancient tobacco structure to get new lease on life

Clarksville’s Planter’s Warehouse to be converted to business/residential use

Eric Donte’ Wilkins

Eric Donte’ Wilkins of Elliott Avenue, South Boston died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 32. Born in Halifax County on Sept. 21, 1983 to Bernard Wilkins and Deloris Farmer Wilkins, he was a member of the Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church. He received his early education in Halifax County Public Schools, earning numerous […]

Earl Allen Watts

Earl Allen “Sweb” Watts, 83, of Halifax, died Aug. 31, 2016. He was born in Halifax County on June 29, 1933, a son of the late John Richard Watts and Mary Bennett Watts. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 8. He also served as a former […]

Halifax County supervisors to tackle courthouse renovation

Halifax County supervisors will be meeting on Tuesday, a day later than usual due to the Labor Day holiday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex. Much of the meeting will be spent discussing issues dealing with the renovation of the historic old Halifax County Courthouse. The board’s Finance […]

Comets’ encouraging start halted, fall to Glass 27-0

Halifax County High School varsity football, seeking an encouraging start, got into trouble with a special teams breakdown on the opening kickoff at E.C. Glass Friday night. Fleet-footed Tre Alexander found an opening seam in the Comet kickoff coverage, sprinting 92 yards for a touchdown. The Comets (1-1) never recovered, and eventually fell to the Hilltoppers, 27-0. Glass is now […]

Lady Comets pick up easy win over Martinsville

Halifax County High School varsity volleyball improved to 2-1 with an easy 3-0 win over Martinsville Wednesday. Coach Tiffaney Bratton said the staff got to play some Comets in different positions to get an assessment of the team at this point. Halifax also had solid contributions throughout the lineup. Mackenzie Lawter provided solid setting. Savannah Cabaniss also played well in […]

Cross country sees gains

Halifax County High School cross country posted respectable finishes at the Bengal Clash at the River Thursday. Bassett hosted the event, held at the Smith River Sports Complex in Martinsville. “We were happy to have several runners place and earn recognition in their races. Tristin Yesalavich, Jax Bosiger, and Josh Dawson all placed in the top 15 in their respective […]

Glass pounds Comet jayvees

E.C Glass pounded the Halifax County High School jayvee football squad, 46-13, in South Boston Thursday. Coach Thomas Turbeville said the Comets made some mistakes they did not make against Patrick County. Glass has a very talented team with strong athleticism. Turbeville said he will work hard to get the Comets prepared for their next game with Person County, here […]