Willie Monroe Lacks

Willie Monroe Lacks of Randolph died at his home on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He was born in Halifax County on June 10, 1941, and was 81 years of age. He was the son of the late Willie Lewis Lacks and the late Cora Seamster Lacks. He would have been married for 61 years this coming Aug. 12 to June […]

Ronald Alvin Waller

Ronald Alvin “T Waller” Waller of Halifax County died Thursday, June 23 at Chase City Health & Rehabilitation Center in Chase City at the age of 64. Mr. Waller was born in Halifax County on Jan. 11, 1958 to the late Felix Scott Sr. and Irene Waller. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former employee of O’Sullivan. Mr. […]

Struggles with care at short-staffed home

Residents at South Boston Health and Rehab decry conditions

Staffing shortages and unresponsive management have led to a plummeting standard of care at South Boston Health and Rehab, say residents of the nursing home who spoke out this week after recent missteps left them at risk of dire health consequences. Six people — four long-term care residents, and two family members — painted a picture of an operation plagued […]

School food service, HCHS design lead trustees’ agenda

Halifax County School Board weighs contract renewal for Sodexo

    The Halifax County School Board will meet tonight to take a second look at a food services vendor for the coming school year, and to go over design plans for the new Halifax County High School with Grimm & Parker architect Jim Boyd. The discussion of a food service contract comes after trustees were presented with options for […]

Halifax County supes eye use of $1 million solar contribution

  The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold its July monthly meeting a week ahead of schedule tonight in Halifax, fitting the session in before the Fourth of July holiday. Supervisors have a light agenda, highlighted by a proposal to distribute the proceeds of a $1 million donation by the developers of the Water Strider solar project in Nathalie. […]

Halifax council approves real estate tax hike, budget

Halifax Town Council on Wednesday approved the town’s 2022-23 budget and an accompanying real estate tax increase to fund higher salaries for police and other employees, among other needs. The vote on raising the real estate tax by 2.5 cents per $100 — bringing the town rate to 19.5 cents — was 3-1, with Council member Jack Dunavant casting the […]

NSDAR accepts library books donated in Barbara Bass’ honor

Gail Roberts, NSDAR library acquisitions, recently notified Berryman Green Chapter that the library has accepted the following publications donated in honor of Barbara Bass and the Halifax County Historical Society: An Architectural History of Halifax County, Virginia; The F Company Men of WW II; Halifax County Prisoners of War and MIA; Berry Hill Plantation and the Bruce Family; and The […]

Stewart takes SRX series win at SBS Saturday

Fends off late challenge by Biffle to thrill national TV audience

Tony Stewart knows what it feels like to win a race at South Boston Speedway. The former NASCAR champion won a USAC national midget series race at South Boston Speedway in 2002, topping Bobby East for the win. Saturday night Stewart topped a field of legendary racing stars in the 100-lap feature race that headlined the SRX (Superstar Racing Experience) […]

06-27-2022 E-Edition