Mildred L. Womack

Mildred L. Womack, 85, of Vernon Hill, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Sentara Woodview. She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 20, 1932, a daughter of the late Henry Watson Womack and Nannie Elizabeth Owen Womack and was married to the late Charlie Mack Womack. She was a faithful member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Mrs. Womack is […]

Ferne Gunter Edmonds

Ferne Gunter Edmonds, 96, of Halifax died Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, N.C. She was born in Beckley, W.Va., on June 17, 1922, daughter of the late W. Virgil Gunter and Carrie Clay Gunter and was married to the late James Hurley “Skee” Edmonds. She was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church and was a […]

Harold Sydnor

Harold Sydnor of Bethel Road, Halifax, died Monday, July 23 at Mandrin Inpatient Care Center, Harwood, Md., at the age of 69. Mr. Sydnor was born in Halifax County, on May 28, 1949 to the late Harold James Sydnor and Charlotte Louise Tune Sydnor. He was married to the late Mabel Edmonds Sydnor, and was a member of Banister Hill […]

Evelyn Dance Sneed

Evelyn Dance Sneed, wife of the late Walter D. (Giles) Sneed and daughter of the late Frank Wß. Dance and Janye Allen Dance of Halifax, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Sentara Woodview, where she had been a resident for the past 13 years. Mrs. Sneed was born July 22, 1920 in Halifax County, where she resided for most of […]

IDA seeks $725,000 for ‘Project Noon’

UK company plans first U.S. operation in Halifax County

Tariff battle could have impact on uranium mining

Amidst talks of tariffs and Donald Trump’s building trade war, uranium may be the next target. White House officials have been discussing tariffs on uranium from Australia, Canada, Russia, and Kazakhstan among other countries. The U.S. imports roughly 95 percent of the uranium it needs, but the Trump administration has taken a friendly stance toward uranium companies. The administration slashed […]

End of an era

After 70 years, Electric Service Company to close doors

HCPS prepares for new school year, classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 8

Halifax County Public Schools are making plans for the start of the school year. New teachers return Monday with new teacher orientation, with all teachers reporting on Wednesday with an opening convocation and employee breakfast at Halifax County High School. Open house for both Halifax County high and middle schools will be Thursday from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary school open house […]

Mecklenburg Dixie Majors heading to World Series

The 17-18 year old Mecklenburg Dixie Majors All-Stars earned a berth in the World Series to be held in Monroe La., with a narrow 8-7 victory over Goochland County last week. The Virginia State Tournament was held at beautiful Parker Park in South Hill. Mecklenburg had little difficulty in the games preceding the championship game as they were able to […]

Let the games begin

The Bluestone high and middle school fall sports tryouts begin today with varsity golf. The golf team will hold tryouts today at Kinderton Country Club in Clarksville, from 4-6 p.m. The varsity football team holds tryouts Thursday, from 8-11 a.m. BMS football team will be included in the varsity tryouts, which take place at the BHS field house. On Monday, […]