Gasperini eyes extra year of college golf

Radford standout plans to transfer for final season playing in college ranks, then make jump to pro level

Donated tent brings shade to tennis, cross country

Local people throughout the school year play a big hand in helping to make Halifax County High School sports programs successful. One local, Jimmy Wade, saw such a need with the tennis and cross-country teams at the high school. Wade donated a tent to be used with both of the sports programs. The tent is quite nice with reversible panels […]

Robert Lee Hill Jr.

Robert Lee Hill, Jr., 69, of Ridge Street, South Boston, died Monday, May 4, 2020 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on March 20, 1951, son of the late Robert Lee Hill Sr. and Bertha Elizabeth Williams Hill. He was married to Eunice Logan Hill, was a member of Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church and was […]

Calvin Lewis Howerton

Calvin Lewis Howerton, 60, of Union Church Road, South Boston, died Monday, April 27, 2020 in Scotland County, N.C. He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 27, 1959, son of the late Wallace “Tot” Howerton, Sr. and Jearlean Hutchings Howerton. He was married to the late Bobbie Crawley Howerton, started his own trucking company, Calvin L. Howerton Trucking, LLC […]

Archer Lorenza Brown

Archer Lorenza Brown, 75, of East Bishop Drive, South Boston died Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Sentara Woodview. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 13, 1944, son of the late Charlie Brown and Maedell Williams Browns. He was married to Thelma Reed Brown and was a member of Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church. Mr. Brown is survived by his […]

Patty Hazelwood Cassada Stallings

Patty Hazelwood Cassada Stallings, 80, of South Boston, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020. She was born in Halifax on June 3, 1939, daughter of the late Willie Lee Hazelwood Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Hazelwood. She was first married to the late Jim Clifton Cassada and then the late Winfred James Stallings. Patty was a member of Clover Church of God […]

Second release of convicted killer draws fire

Nathalie man, sentenced to two life terms in 1994 murder, granted parole at age 45 – a move that ‘devalues the victim,’ says Commonwealth’s Attorney.


HCHS plans for ‘Comets in Cars’ commencement

May 23 graduation to unfold at traffic circle, with seniors receiving diplomas on stage

Absentee voting spikes in town council races

With voters being encouraged to cast absentee ballots rather than go to the polls in person, early interest in town council races in South Boston and Scottsburg has surged. As of Tuesday, the Halifax County Registrar’s Office had received 277 absentee ballots — 82 ballots completed in person and 195 delivered through the mail, said Registrar Heather Harding. Election Day […]