Two suspects arrested in shooting of woman on Easley Street

South Boston Police have arrested two suspects — an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old — in the Sunday night shooting on Easley Street that left a female victim with leg wounds that required med-flight transport to Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Wayne Ellis Lloyd

Wayne Ellis Lloyd died in Charlotte, N.C. Saturday, July 20, 2019. The son of Ina Dawson Lloyd and William David Lloyd, he was born in South Boston on Feb. 17, 1942. He graduated from Halifax County High School in 1960, where he was a member of the champion basketball team his senior year. He was a member of The First […]

Curtis Daniel Seamster Sr.

Curtis Daniel Seamster Sr., 84, of South Boston, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 12, 1935, son of the late Lester Howard Seamster and the late Lilly Mae Whitemore Seamster. He was married to Barbara L. Kates Seamster and was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. […]

John Lee Faulkner

John Lee Faulkner, 87, of Virgie Cole Road, South Boston, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Sentara Woodview. He was born in Halifax County on May 9, 1932, son of the late Mary Elizabeth Faulkner and was married to Elder Dorothy Satterfield Faulkner. He was a member of New Ephesus Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Faulkner is […]

Mildred Sydnor Wilkins

Mildred “Evaughn” Sydnor Wilkins, 90, of South Boston, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Berry Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Halifax County on May 2, 1929, daughter of the late Georgie Sydnor and Mamie Roberts Sydnor. She was married to the late Robert Scott Wilkins and was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilkins is […]

Suzan Allen Maxwell

Suzan Allen Maxwell, 62, of South Boston, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at Chippenham Hospital. She was born in South Boston on May 23, 1957. She was preceded by her parents, William J. Allen and Iris Lee Glass Allen and husband, Stuart Maxwell. Suzan was the member of First Baptist Church of South Boston, a retired Halifax County teacher and […]

Halifax County Chamber preps rollout of sales tax pitch

Business group seeks to convince voters on 1-cent school levy

Police continue probe of Easley Street shooting

Woman airlifted to Duke with leg wound; police search home, vehicles on Vaughan St. for clues

Divine collection

Duke Divinity School’s John Wesley archive came from South Boston

Job data: Outliers or warning signs?

Halifax County’s jobless rate in July shot up to 4.7 percent, the highest mark of the year. However, other numbers in the monthly unemployment report, released Wednesday by the Virginia Employment Commission, suggest the data could be open to revision at a later time. That’s because the VEC data show that Halifax experienced a steep decline in the overall number […]