Joan Andrews Crowder

Joan Andrews Crowder of Halifax died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. She was born in Halifax County on June 10, 1948 and was 70 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Donald Andrews and the late Mary East Andrews. She was married to Charles Weatherford Crowder who survives. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. […]

Joseph Stephen Quinn

Joseph Stephen Quinn, age 73, of Shawano, Wis., died Jan. 27, 2019 in Appleton. He was the son of the late Joseph P. and Jane (Barton) Quinn. A memorial service for Joe will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at noon at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

Harry B. Ferrell Sr.

Harry B. Ferrell Sr. Harry B. Ferrell Sr., 73, of South Boston, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 22, 1945, son of the late Henry Lee Ferrell, Sr. and Annie Frances Hogue Ferrell. He was first married to the late Joyce Ann Logan Ferrell and later married Easter […]

School funding bill shot down in House

Edmunds’ legislation to allow local sales tax for new HCHS facility fails in finance panel vote; ‘I haven’t given up yet’


Suspect held on charge of selling crystal meth

A Concord man is in jail on a charge of selling crystal meth after members of the Regional Narcotic and Gang Task Force made the arrest last week in Riverdale and seized 10 grams of what they suspect is the white crystalline drug. Zachary Eugene Edwards, 30, was taken into custody after Task Force officers pulled his Ford Sedan over […]

South Boston nearly ready for bids on Randolph project

South Boston is “95 percent” ready to solicit bids from building contractors for the restoration of the John Randolph Hotel — the next major step toward bringing the long-abandoned downtown landmark back to life. Town Manager Tom Raab told members of South Boston Council on Monday that details of the construction project should be finalized by the end of the […]

On the march

Teachers around the state headed to Richmond on Monday to rally for better pay. As well they should!

South Boston eyes fire station, other needs

South Boston Town Council expects to spend about $1 million annually over the next three years on capital needs such as new vehicles and equipment, building upgrades and street improvements. At a Council work session on Monday, Town Manager Tom Raab outlined priorities for the capital budget over the next three fiscal years, spanning the period from 2019 to mid-2022. […]

Ensemble forms Seussical backbone

In Halifax County Little Theatre’s latest production of “Seussical,” one major group of players is the ensemble. Peyton Murray sums it up best by explaining, “We’re like the backbone of the play.” Indeed, these young actors assume a number of roles, all of which are important to telling the adventures of the show’s protagonist, JoJo, a young boy who is […]