Audrey Vassar Hill

Audrey Vassar Hill, 93, of Nathalie died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charlie Lawson Hill Jr. Mrs. Hill was born in Halifax County on July 19, 1926, a daughter of the late William Vassar and Ruth Snead Vassar. She was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church, a retired employee […]

Carter Claiborne Jr.

Carter Claiborne Jr. of Queens, N.Y. and formerly of Halifax County died Thursday, Aug. 29 at Dry Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Queens, N.Y. at the age of 87. Mr. Claiborne was born in Halifax County on Oct. 11, 1931 to the late Carter Claiborne Sr. and Elizabeth Faulkner-Claiborne. He was married to Christine Tucker-Claiborne and was a U.S. […]

Leaf season is here, but crop totals wane

An area warehouse will resume live auction sales of the golden leaf, but the contraction of Southside’s tobacco industry is accelerating.

Halifax County Trustees expected to name new vice chairman

Garner-Coleman takes gavel as new chairman


North Halifax VFD drums up $55,000 at annual fest

It’s Clover’s turn Saturday

Coming up Saturday, the Clover Volunteer Fire Department will host its 30th annual Fall Festival, the biggest fund raiser of the year for the Clover department. The event begins with an 11 a.m. parade and continues with CVFD members grilling hot dogs, hamburgers and bologna burgers for lunch, served with french fries and cold drinks. There will be inflatables for […]

South Boston Council meets tonight at 7

South Boston Town Council will meet tonight, at 7 p.m. in Council chambers on Yancey Street to tackle a light agenda that includes a discussion of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. Halifax County is seeking $200,000 in grant funding for a trail extension beyond Mirey Creek, where an already-approved 1.6 mile trail expansion is in the works. The second phase of […]

Halifax Town Council hosts work session, regular meeting Tuesday

Members of Halifax Town Council will meet Tuesday for their monthly work session at 6:30 p.m. and regular monthly meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The work session will touch on topics including the Halifax Downtown Streetscape Extension Project, expansion of the turning radius at the Mountain Road-Main Street intersection next to the War Memorial Park, and the Banister River […]

Sellers claims fifth SBS track title

South Boston Speedway crowned track champions in four divisions Saturday night. Peyton Sellers collected his fifth South Boston Speedway Late Model Sportsman championship. SBS general manager Cathy Rice presented Sellers with the championship trophy. This is the third straight season that Sellers has won the title. “We certainly hold you and all in high esteem and thank you. To match […]

Comets fall to Gretna 3-0

Halifax County High School volleyball continues to struggle in early season action. Gretna shut out the Comets, 3-0, in non-district play Wednesday at the Comet gym. Halifax fell in three sets, 25-16, 25-18, and 25-19. “We played better and as a unit we are growing. The stats and the movement on the court show the growth. We are working on […]