Adult victims identified in quadruple-fatality crash

A 2003 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on Route 47 at a speed of around 90 mph and passing traffic in a no-passing zone on the two-lane highway when the vehicle struck head-on a southbound 2012 Chevrolet Impala.

Comet girls take first, boys third as track season hits midpoint

The Comet track teams hosted a Piedmont District meet last week with the girls taking first with a score of 46 and the boys third with a score of 39. It was the first time in years that the Comets had hosted a district track meet. Several girls won individual events with Alexis Hubbard pacing Halifax with three first place […]

Comets varsity girls soccer battles Appomattox for a win and a tie

The Halifax County High School girls soccer team played Appomattox last week, picking up the 6-4 home win on Wednesday and getting the 2-2 tie Friday. Coach Bertram Cuffley said both matches could have gone either way had the Comet girls not put forth the effort they did in securing the finishes. He said the matches with Appomattox would help […]

Sandra A. Compton

Sandra A. (Sandy) Compton, of Buffalo Junction, died Sunday, May 16, 2021. Born in Petersburg on Feb. 16, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Eugene C. Allen. She was married to the late James O. Compton. She and James operated Compton’s Flying Service. Sandy loved fishing, her flowers, and any kind of animal and all birds, especially hummingbirds […]

Kevin Owen Perkins

Kevin Owen Perkins of Alton died May 20, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on May 14, 1968 and was 53 years of age. He was the son of Brenda Crews Trammell and the late Keister Vann Perkins. He was a member of Alton Baptist Church. Kevin loved catfishing, working on vehicles, flying his remote-control airplane, and driving his […]

Patricia Lewis Terry

Patricia Lewis Terry of Halifax died Friday, May 21,2021 at the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1953 in Halifax County and was 68 years old. She was the daughter of the late J.D. Lewis and the late Sallie Smith Lewis and was married to the late James Hagood “Pee Wee” Terry. She was a member of […]

Industrial site held by IDA to be leased out for storage

After investing millions at Daystrom site, IDA agrees to 10-year lease with RTP; sports teams displaced

IDA moves to make choice on director by August

28 applicants step forward for executive director post; timetable set to narrow field

YMCA director leaving for Roanoke job

Kristen Zerbato, executive director of the YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County, is leaving to accept a position in Roanoke after guiding the local Y for nearly five years.

Dan River WEE School won’t close after all; teachers sought

Reversing the action of its WEE School executive committee, Dan River Baptist Church will continue to operate its pre-school program for children ages 2-4, keeping alive a church tradition for the past 45 years. “If we had known the situation ahead of time, the announcement to close the school would not have happened,” said WEE School music teacher Jenny Plitt. […]