11-14-2022 E-Edition

Burton set to join South Boston council with write-in tally

Thursday counting produces 82-vote lead for third seat

South Boston businessman Brian Burton is poised to take a seat on South Boston Town Council after a tally of write-in votes on Thursday showed him with an 82-vote lead in the Nov. 8 town council election. Burton is among four contenders vying for three seats on Town Council, and he is one of two write-in candidates along with former […]

Halifax solar project comes up Tuesday for possible approval

What could become the first solar generation facility in the Town of Halifax — the 5-megawatt Crawford Road Solar project — is set to go before Halifax Town Council on Tuesday night for a public hearing and possible approval. Town Council has a three-part public hearing on tap for Tuesday: to consider whether Crawford Road Solar conforms to the town’s […]

Clover RV park goes to planners for public hearing

The Halifax County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday to consider a proposed recreational vehicle camper park at the old Clover Elementary School site owned by Clover resident Wayne Ford. Ford is seeking a conditional use permit to establish a 25-lot RV park at the 1085 Mt. Laurel Road school property, which lies next to Ford’s home. He […]

Elizabeth Seaman Wilborne

Elizabeth Seaman “Lib” Wilborne of South Boston passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 at the age of 96. Born in Halifax County on Feb. 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sallie Wilborn Seaman. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles M. Henries and her second husband, William […]

Diane Puryear Eaton

Diane Puryear Eaton, age 74 of Halifax died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born in South Boston, Sept. 28, 1948 to the late Richard Lawrence Puryear Sr. and the late Lucille Elliott Puryear. Diane had physical disabilities most of her life, she was admired for her courage and perseverance in keeping her independence. She […]

South Boston council eyes expansion to Town Hall

South Boston Town Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to consider a proposed $400,000 expansion of Town Hall, to be paid for with American Rescue Plan Act federal funds. The project will expand Town Hall into an adjacent building, allowing it to serve as an emergency communications and coordination facility for events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. A resolution […]

SHRH, first responders stage mock active shooter drill

Preparing for the unthinkable before it ever happens

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital (SHRH) conducted an “Active Shooter Training Exercise” Friday in partnership with the South Boston Police Department, Halifax Town Police Department, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Halifax County Rescue Squad, South Boston Fire Department, and the Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition. The exercise focused on patient and employee safety, communication, security and law enforcement response, and […]

Comets start strong, fall to Glass 53-31

HCHS ends 5-6 with first round loss in Region 4D quarterfinals

Playing as the eight seed, the Halifax County High School varsity football team rocked top-seeded E.C. Glass by jumping out to an early 12-0 lead in the Region 4D quarterfinal game at Lynchburg’s City Stadium. But it wasn’t enough as the Comets fell 53-31, ending their season at 5-6. The Comets stunned the Hilltoppers to open the game, but Glass, […]