James Marvin Oakes

James Marvin Oakes, 89, of South Boston, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021. He was born in Danville on April 8, 1932, son of the late James Carlton Oakes and the late Maggie Morgan Oakes. He was married to Barbara Dix Oakes, who survives. He was retired CPA and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, where he was a […]

Gloria Mae Coles

Gloria Mae “Boo” Coles, 62, of Scottsburg, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021. She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 2, 1958, daughter of the late Riley E. Coles, Sr. and Martha Coles Coles. She was employed at Halifax County Middle School as a math teacher for 42 years and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Ms. Coles […]

Cheryl Crews Stevens

Cheryl Crews Stevens, 75, of Halifax, died Monday, June 14, 2021. She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 1, 1946, daughter of the late W.C. Crews and the late Annie Arthur Crews. She was married to the late Melvin Lee Stevens Sr. and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Ms. Stevens is survived by her children, Elizabeth Stevens […]

Ralph Fallen

Ralph Fallen, 73, of 1120 Lake Conner Road, Nathalie died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at his home with his loving wife of 73 years, Inez Upton Fallen, at his side. He was the son of Mary Covington and Floyd Fallen, born on September 8, 1927 in Nathalie. He was a deacon of Providence Presbyterian Church, a 70 year member of […]

Halifax County trustees run into staff crunch, failed land deal

Testy meeting yields impasse on HCHS, no path forward on pay


Star Halifax Comet ballplayer, longtime recreation director Brad Ballou dies of cancer at age 66

Their three sons: For Father Day’s, a story on how paths converge

Sons follow the example set by their fathers to pursue lives of service.

Stepped-up policing brings thank you

In honor of Flag Day, South Boston Mayor Ed Owens led the Pledge of Allegiance during Monday night’s meeting of South Boston Town Council. With pandemic restrictions fading from sight, members returned to having their meetings in council chambers on Yancey Street. Council took up a light agenda and approved every item with no discussion. Returning to address the group […]

Nowhere to go now but up

Let us stipulate up front that of all our county boards — the Board of Supervisors, Industrial Development Authority, School Board — it’s the latter that has the toughest job, and for the most part our school trustees do their jobs better than the rest.

Comets to play for region title

With the 4-0 win over Pulaski, the Comets move on to face Jefferson Forest Thursday