Halifax suspect arrested in shooting

A Halifax man has been charged with malicious wounding after a Saturday morning incident left a male victim with a gunshot wound to the right leg. Jeffrey Rymel Neal, 47, of Halifax was arrested on charges of felonious assault/malicious wounding, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Neal is […]

Walter David Conner

Walter David Conner, of Clarksville, died Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was born Nov. 3, 1933 in Roanoke and was the son of Roy and Marie Conner. He was married to Linda Ann App Conner. He was the long-time band director at Bluestone High School, before leaving that position to create Bluestone’s photojournalism program. He was also the school’s choir […]

Willie J.  Nichols

Willie J. “Dunnie” Nichols Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the age of 89. Born in Clover on Oct. 31, 1928, he was the son of the late Willie Johnson Nichols, Sr. and the late Rebecca Glidewell Nichols and was married to Carolyn Lacks Nichols. Dunnie was a graduate of Clover High School, class of 1947, and was a member of […]

Two days, many memories

Mother Nature was kind to the 15th annual Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival, producing two days of pitch-perfect weather for visitors who flocked to the county fairgrounds Friday and Saturday.

Halifax County waste fee hike goes before public

Halifax County’s Solid Waste Authority, comprised of members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, will host a public hearing today on increasing the solid waste disposal fee from $50 to $75 annually. The public hearing will take place this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax. County supervisors have […]

Four solar requests up for approval

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet Monday night to consider approval of four solar farms planned in the county, all part of seven public hearings on the agenda for the monthly board meeting in Halifax.

Young producers strut their stuff – and animals – at Junion Livestock Show

Halifax County’s future livestock producers showed off their showmanship and animal husbandry skills in front of an enthusiastic crowd of parents, sponsors and seasoned livestock producers at the 60th annual Halifax County Junior Livestock Show on Friday, the kickoff event for the Heritage Festival at the county fairgrounds. The show featured 47 animals — including rabbits, sheep, goats, hogs, and […]

It’s official: November race between Cockburn, Garrett

Vowing to lead a grassroots campaign to victory, Democratic candidate Leslie Cockburn accepted the party’s nomination Saturday in Farmville to take on first-term Republican congressman Tom Garrett in the November election. Cockburn, a former 60 Minutes producer and print journalist who is making her first run for public office, accepted the party’s nomination after securing more than enough delegates in […]

Bench dedicated at tobacco trail park

South Boston mother honors memory of late son with bench

Halifax Town Council hosts work session, monthly meeting

Halifax Town Council will meet Tuesday beginning with a work session at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the regular monthly meeting. Council members will receive a report on various activities in town during the month of April, including the annual Earth Day celebration and the official opening of the Banister Lake Boat Landing as well as ongoing activities at the […]