James Edward Sadler

James Edward Sadler of South Boston died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on March 8, 1945 and was 76 years old. He was the son of the late John Andrew Sadler and the late Masuria Mae Rickman Sadler and was married to Betty DeJarnette Sadler, who survives. He was […]

Kenneth Wayne Conner

Kenneth Wayne Conner, 58, of Halifax County died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 24, 1963, son of the late Robert Strange and the late Elsie Mae Conner. He was a member of Oak Level Presbyterian Church. Mr. Conner is survived by his former wife, Vickie Conner Norman of Roxboro, N.C.; step-son, Steven Helton […]

Howard Eugene Crews Sr.

Howard Eugene “Jughead” Crews Sr. of Nathalie died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 5, 1949 and was 71 years old. He was the son of the late Joseph Merritt Crews and the late Mamie Garber Crews and was married to Percy Mae Moore Crews who survives. He was a member […]

Muriel Palmer Tune

Muriel Palmer Tune of Vernon Hill died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at her home. She was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Halifax County and was 98 years old. She was the daughter of the late John Williams Palmer and the late Carrie Ramsey Palmer and was married to the late William Otis Tune Sr. She was a member of the […]

Beatrice Pruitt Fourqurean

Beatrice Pruitt Fourqurean, 76, died at VCU in Richmond on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Born in North Carolina on Jan. 31, 1945, she was the daughter of the late James and Viola Pruitt and was married to William Thomas Fourqurean. Beatrice was a graduate of Bluestone High School. She retired from the Virginia Employment Commission as an interviewer. After retirement, […]

Seven covid cases identified in Halifax County schools

After the first full week of classes, Halifax County Public Schools has identified seven positive COVID-19 cases in school settings, prompting a contact trace protocol that has identified dozens of others who have been exposed to the virus. Through Sunday, the school division reported two positive cases at Meadville Elementary and one each at Cluster Springs, Sinai, South Boston and […]

Brotherhood Riders cruise through county

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Halifax County supes to meet Tuesday for talk on school, homelessness

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday night with a September business agenda that touches on school construction, housing for the homeless and other matters. The board meeting has been moved back from the customary Monday meeting date due to the Labor Day holiday. The meeting begins Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor meeting room of […]

Busy opening for Halifax County school transportation staff

With students back in school, the work of Halifax County’s school bus and car drivers is as complicated as ever. Bus drivers have been tasked with the responsibility of keeping buses clean and sanitized, while making sure children are wearing masks and behaving while seated. Drivers also have worked the first week of school amid a late summer heat wave. […]

Comets fall to Magna Vista 3-2 in home opener

The HCHS varsity volleyball team fell to Magna Vista 3-2 in the Comets’ home opener Thursday. Halifax won set one 25-22. MV came back and took sets two and three, 25-18 and 25-17. Halifax would win set four 25-23 to set up the tiebreaker. Set five is where things went south for the Comets, with the girls dropping the set […]