Thunderstorms and hail wreak damage in area

Heavy thunderstorms struck the Southside region starting late Wednesday afternoon and continuing into the night, causing scattered damages as trees toppled over and hailstones pelted homes and autos.

Harry James Glass

Harry James Glass of Halifax died Sept. 27, 2016. Born in Halifax County on July 14, 1939, he was 77 years old. He was the son of the late Harry Edgar Glass and the late Nadie Saunders Glass and was married to Daisy Glass who survives. He was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church where he served as Assistant […]

Margaret Edmondson Carrington

Margaret Edmondson Carrington, 68, of Reverend Coleman Road, Clover died at her home on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. She was born in Halifax County on Feb. 7, 1948, a daughter of Estelle Dabbs Edmondson and the late John David Edmondson, Sr. She was married to the late Eddie Carrington Jr. and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. In addition […]

William Thomas Richardson

William Thomas Richardson of Halifax died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Born in Halifax County on July 11, 1938, he was 78 years old. A son of the late William Estes Richardson and the late Julia Satterfield Richardson, he was married to Anne Bradley Richardson who survives. He was a member of Dan River Baptist Church and was a United States […]

Elnore Terry

Elnore Terry, 84, of Vernon Hill, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in West Virginia on April 1, 1932, a daughter of the late Sam Terry and Anna May Spillman Terry. Ms. Terry is survived by six daughters, Gracie Wilson of Danville, Vivian Tucker of Fayetteville, N.C., Olivia Grasty of Java, Angeline Stephens […]

Hallowed Ground

Diamond Hill cemetery, burial site of slaves, lifted out from under weeds

Halifax County sheds workers, but jobless rate steady

Unemployment stays at 6.3 percent in August, but job numbers fall

South Boston Police host Council tour, spell out spending needs

For their regular monthly meeting, members of South Boston Town Council received a tour of the town police station. Council also received something else from the South Boston Police Department: a hands-on presentation of projected needs and plans to grow the capabilities of the force. Council members held their monthly work session Monday afternoon at the Hamilton Avenue police station, […]

My experience on the courthouse

Dear Viewpoint: There has been misinformation surfacing regarding the Halifax County Courthouse Project. During my 12 year tenure on the board, my experience and decisions regarding the courthouse were as follows: » The County approved the initiating of the courthouse renovation project in 2011. It requested proposals from architectural firms, interviewed several, and ultimately hired CJMW in January, 2012. » […]

More on the deplorables

Dear Viewpoint: Sometime back I was one of the voters who decided that Trump was the lesser of the two evils in this year’s presidential race. Now I discover that in Hillary Clinton’s little world, which apparently extends no further than Westchester County, I am one of the irredeemable deplorables, “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islam phobic…you name it.” At first […]