Armed assailants hold up Dollar General Store in Volens

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Sunday night armed robbery at the Dollar General Store in Volens, the second store robbery in the area this week.

Halifax County supes, trustees take separate paths on high school design

Blacksburg firm identified for ‘second opinion’ study; School Board ponders June timetable to approve construction

Nice weekend for Heritage Fest

Strong crowds each day enjoyed the games, exhibitions and entertainment at the 16th annual Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival at the Halifax County fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. The annual two-day festival showcased a myriad of antique vehicles, farm tools, and equipment — along with games and fun — and got a boost from the pleasant weather that prevailed Friday and […]

Halifax County supervisors to enact budget, mull courthouse delay

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight to enact a new county budget for the coming fiscal year and decide what to do next with the courthouse renovation project as delays hold up work on a major portion of the project. The board meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. at the Bethune Complex in Halifax, also includes a public […]

Isaac Watts King III

Isaac “Ike” Watts King III of Buffalo Junction died at his home on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the age of 61 after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ike is survived by his wife, Lisa Ramsey King and her sons, Christopher Godwin and Joshua Ramsey Holt; and sister, Gail Dupree and her son George Dupree Jr. of […]

HCHS facility panel taps three to present designs

(Editor’s note: The School Board central office issued this statement on the meeting of the Facility Committee meeting on April 26, part of our front page coverage.) The Halifax County School Facility Committee reviewed Request For Proposals (RFPs) submitted by architectural/engineering services for Halifax County High School at its latest meeting held Friday, April 26. Seven firms submitted proposals on […]

Floyd Nathaniel Sreves III

Floyd Nathaniel “Rocky” Sreves III of Alton died Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Sentara Woodview. He was born in Newport News on March 9, 1967 and was 52 years old. He was the son of Floyd Nathaniel Sreves Jr. and Shirley Wilson Sreves who both survive. He was a member of McGee’s Mill Baptist Church and was a farmer and […]

South Boston strives for upgrades through budget

South Boston has set aside $710,000 in its draft budget to repair storm water damages, purchase new police vehicles and address other capital needs of town departments. Town Council will host a public hearing on the new 2019-20 budget Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. While much of the draft $10.7 million package is similar to the […]

Cometbots return home with sense of satisfaction

The Cometbots are back home after weeks of competing against robotics teams from the district to foreign countries, with their journey ending in Detroit at the FIRST Robotics World Championship as they joined 400 teams in a weekend of STEM competitions and conferences. Team 977 ranked 18th out of 127 teams in their district competition, and earned a shot at […]

Comets avenge loss to Bassett, improve position for region tourney seeding

Halifax County High School varsity baseball avenged its lone loss of the season Friday night and moved closer to securing a coveted no. 1 regional seed. The Comets downed Bassett, 4-1, in a key Piedmont District game at home. Bassett owns the lone victory over this strong Halifax team this year. The Comets are now 16-1 and seem headed to […]