Hall of Fame celebrates 30 years with April 7 banquet

The 30th anniversary of the Halifax County/South Boston Sports Hall of Fame will be celebrated with its annual banquet Saturday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Halifax County Middle School. Banquet organizers are asking all living inductees make an effort to attend. Inductees for the 2016 class are Gatha Richardson, Bert Saunders, Norman Snead and Casey Waller. Ticket are limited […]

Comets strong in scrimmage

Season opener March 16

Paul Jacob Damiano

Paul Jacob Damiano, 16, of South Boston died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 11, 2001, a son of Morris Joseph Damiano and Aileen Bowes Damiano. He was of the Baptist faith and was a student at Halifax County High School. Mr. Damiano is survived by three brothers, Dustin Hammock of Alton, Dean Hammock […]

Irene Jones Gravitt

Irene Jones Gravitt of South Boston died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Born in Halifax County on April 14, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Vangie Jones and the late Annie James Jones and was married to the late Robert Douglas Gravitt Sr. Irene was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and […]

Mitchell Gordon Seamons

Mitchell Gordon Seamons, 44, died Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was born on June 14, 1973 in Halifax County to Hattie Gordon Hackney and the late Mitchell Uriel Seamons. Mitchell was a construction worker and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Seamons is survived by his mother; sisters and brother-in-law, Iris Seamons and Ilor Bailey (Wendell), all of South […]

Earl Thomas Murphy

Earl Thomas Murphy of South Boston died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 80. Mr. Murphy was born in Halifax County on Dec. 27, 1937 to the late Willie Murphy and Virginia Lawson Murphy. He was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Murphy is survived by two sons, Keith and Yummi […]

Medley: 33 years for murder of estranged wife

Pre-trial plea spares children from testifying about shooting at home


High winds kicked up by a nor’easter that barreled through Halifax County downed power lines and knocked out electricity to thousands on Friday, while keeping firefighters busy with wildfires that raged through Saturday evening. “Every department was out either trying to move trees out of the road or to put out brush fires during the day [Friday],” said County Emergency […]

PAGE TURNERS: Kids enjoy Read Across America bookfest

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr. Seuss – The Lorax. This year’s Read Across America celebration at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Innovation Center on Saturday did it all – honored the birthday of Dr. Seuss, promoted literacy with storytelling, a reading room, and exposure to children’s book […]

Public hearings top agenda for Halifax County supervisors

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will host three public hearings at the regular monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax. In the first hearing, Robert G. Fallen is seeking a conditional use permit to operate a lawn care business at 2060 Wolf Trap Road. The business also […]