David Biddle

David Biddle of South Boston died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. He was born in Monmouth County, N.J., on Oct. 27, 1956 and was 64 years of age. He was the son of the late Joseph and Rosemarie Naroziniak Biddle. He was of the Catholic faith and an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Biddle is survived by eight siblings, Robert Biddle (Terry), Kathleen […]

Harold Ray Jones

Harold Ray Jones Sr. of Halifax died Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at his home. He was born in London, Ky., on Sept. 12, 1932 and was 88 years old. He was the son of the late Jarvis Jones and the late Bertha Fee Jones and was married to Linda Garber Jones, who survives. He was of the Methodist faith, a […]

Fred Kent Bowes Jr.

Fred Kent Bowes Jr. of Danville died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. He was born in Person County, N.C., on May 1, 1958 and was 63 years of age. He was the son of the late Fred Kent Bowes Sr. and the late Louise Reaves Bowes. He was married to Kathy Crute Bowes, for 45 years, who survives. He was a […]

Blanche Slate Osborne

Blanche “Bebe” Slate Osborne, 90, of South Boston, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 while in rehabilitation in Richmond following a recent hospitalization. She was born in South Boston on July 28, 1931, daughter of the late Robert R. Slate and the late Elizabeth J. Slate. She was married to the late Andrew Bouldin “Bolie” Osborne. Bebe was a faithful member […]

Clarence Nelson Wilson

Clarence Nelson Wilson, 86, of Clarksville, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. He was born in Richmond on Sept. 30, 1934, son of the late Hugh Clarence Wilson and the late Lelia Powell Wilson. He was married to the late Frances Cole Wilson, was a member of Dan River Baptist Church and a member of American Legion Post 8. Clarence was […]

Howard Berkley Lacks

Howard Berkley Lacks, 88, of Clover died on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. He was born on June 19, 1933, to Lottie and Winston Lacks. His wife of 64 years, Ethelyne Hazelwood Lacks, preceded him in death. They had three children, Connie Martin (Ray) of Halifax, Randy Dale Lacks (deceased) and Judy Lacks (Barry, deceased) of Clover. Howard served for two […]

Virus hangs over start of school year

Students return today for first day of class, but how long will they be able to stay?

15 days, 10 deaths: toll intensifies with Delta

Death rate in Halifax County spikes upward

Building experts lay out choices for construction of new HCHS

School construction and design representatives laid out a number of approaches the Halifax County School Board can take toward Halifax County High School while leaving little doubt that a new facility would be the surest route for modernizing the outdated HCHS building. Trustees heard from company officials with four firms — Branch Builds, RRMM Architects, Grimm & Parker Architects, and […]

Man charged with attempted murder; whereabouts sought

South Boston Police are looking for a 51-year-old suspect who is considered armed and dangerous after an incident in the Lincoln Drive-Westside Village area on Friday. Warrants have been issued against James Kevin Hobbs for attempted second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and firearm possession by a violent felon. Online jail records state […]