Vietnam Dustoff pilots: ‘These guys were our heroes’

“You always take care of your men before you take care of yourself.” Fred Behrens lived this truth on every mission he flew until his luck ran out on April 23, 1971.

Comet girls face Blacksburg Friday for Region 4D tennis championship

The no. 1 seed HCHS girls tennis team moved one step closer to being the Region 4D champion on Wednesday morning defeating no. 6 Jefferson Forest 5-1. The Comets improved to 12-0. Coach Donna Hudson said advancing this far is a first in her tenure. If the girls claim the championship they will move on to VHSL Class 4 state […]

Comet pair qualifies for region tennis tournament

The Halifax County High School girls tennis team will have two players participating in the Region 4D individual tournament June 1 at E.C. Glass High School. Rose Ruotolo-Sarnataro will be playing as the no. 3 seed, playing no. 6 Kate Terry from Amherst. Her match begins at 11 a.m. Ruotolo-Sarnataro will be joined by Amanda Duffer in doubles play, taking […]

Comet girls advance in regional tennis team tournament

The no. 1 seed Halifax County High School girls tennis team advanced to the semifinal round of Region 4 competition on Monday defeating no. 8 seed and River Ridge District member Pulaski County 5-0. The Comets were scheduled to play no. 4 seed Jefferson Forest Wednesday. Jefferson Forest beat no. 5 Amherst 5-0 to advance. If the Comets win Wednesday, […]

Comet boys tennis eliminated from regional play

Redd, Salley to continue in regional individual tournament action June 1

Ruby Jeanne Henderson

Ruby Jeanne Henderson, of Richmond, died on Friday, May 14, 2021 after a prolonged battle with COPD. She was born on March 11, 1935 in South Boston, to Hester Ferrel Buchanan Henderson and Owen Clyde Henderson. She grew up in South Boston with her four older siblings, Edward, James, Gertrude and John Buchanan. Her parents and siblings all predeceased her. […]

Helen L. Lloyd

Helen L. Lloyd, 93, of Halifax, died Wednesday, May 19, 2021. She was born in Halifax County on July 29, 1927, daughter of the late William Archer Lloyd and the late Ada Wilkins Lloyd. She was married to the late Jerry Edward Lloyd and was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church. Helen loved painting, sewing and taking care of her […]

Carolyn Lester Wieringo

Carolyn Lester Wieringo, 68, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, May 23, 2021. She was born in Washington, DC on Oct. 11, 1952, daughter of the late James T. Lester and the late Louise Glass Lester. She was married to the late Sonny Wieringo. Carolyn was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord. She retired from Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute, where […]


Jesse Pryant Andrews of Halifax had a long and illustrious career before he decided to start documenting, with photos and oral histories, the stories of Vietnam War veterans from Virginia.

‘She is too afraid’: Speaker laments toll of violence on neighborhood

Angela Cameron introduced herself Monday to South Boston Town Council as a concerned daughter upset that her elderly mother feels isolated and afraid to go out anymore because of the violence around her Gygax Avenue home.