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Halifax man dies in Tuesday crash

Sedan pulls into U.S. 360 in front of oncoming truck; both drivers injured, passenger dies

  A Halifax man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a collision between a passenger sedan and farm use truck on U.S. 360 near Scottsburg. Donald Browning of Halifax, 63, died at the scene of the crash, which happened around 3:28 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 360 and North Terry’s Bridge Road. Browning was the passenger in a 2005 […]

Halifax County supes mull tweaks to $244M county budget

With no speakers coming forward for a public hearing Monday, the Halifax County Board of Supervisors moved quickly through a review of the county’s $244 million draft budget for the coming fiscal year. Since no citizens spoke on the proposed budget, board members proceeded straight to a work session. The ensuing discussion turned on possible additional funding for county fire […]

Halifax County planners back fees for small-scale solar

More revenue sought from 5 MW projects

By a unanimous vote, the Halifax County Planning Commission recommended changing the county’s solar ordinance to bring in more revenue from solar projects of 5 megawatts or less. Meeting jointly with the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, planners hosted a public hearing that brought forth opposition to more solar development in the county. The proposed ordinance amendment would allow Halifax […]

Heritage Fest returns May 5-6; volunteers sought

Did you grow up listening to grandpa and grandma telling stories of how they grew up? Did they share stories about what their parents did in their youth? Do you have stories to tell? We have some opportunities for you. The Heritage Festival Committee is working on plans for the 19th annual Heritage Festival. Fresh faces are needed and always […]

Suspect held in shooting of Clover woman

Man faces two counts of attempted murder after gunfire with deputy responding to the scene

A North Chesterfield man is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax on multiple charges of attempted murder after he allegedly shot his estranged girlfriend in Clover early Friday morning and then exchanged gunfire with a Halifax County Sheriff’s deputy who intervened as the crime was unfolding. The suspect, Carlissto Sosa, 34, was taken into custody Friday […]

IDA taps Harrell, Satterfield for leadership posts

The Halifax County Industrial Development Authority re-elected last year’s chair, vice-chair, and secretary/treasurer to those same positions for 2023 as the board held its annual organizational meeting on Friday. With no discussion, Rick Harrell, Jeremy Satterfield, and Nancy Pool were re-elected as board chair, vice-chair, and secretary-treasurer, respectively. Turning to the regular agenda, IDA Executive Director Kristy Johnson noted that […]

Halifax County budget hearing slated today

  The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on Halifax County’s proposed $244 million budget when the Halifax County Board of Supervisors meet tonight at 6 p.m. in Halifax. The budget, which is swelled above normal levels due to capital costs for the county’s new high school, contains no tax increases. At the same time, it gives county […]

Solar change under review

The Halifax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will meet in joint session Tuesday to consider a change to the county’s solar ordinance that could bring in more revenue from solar projects of 5 megawatts or less. Planners also will hold a public hearing to consider a permit request by Phillip and Jessica Walter, who are seeking to open […]

Construction grant request turned in, now comes the wait

Halifax County Public Schools has submitted its application for millions of dollars in state grant funding to help pay for the county’s new high school, and now school officials will wait for what they hope will be a positive response. “We’re hoping for really, really good news,” said Superintendent of Schools Amy Huskin, who told  the School Board on Monday […]

Meet Matilda: HCLT musical brings character to life starting March 24

Taylor Elizabeth Ashwell is ready to take the spotlight in the lead role of Matilda Wormwood in the upcoming HCLT production of “Matilda The Musical,” directed by Shane Brogden. Matilda the Musical has a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and is based on the popular 1988 Roald Dahl children’s novel, ‘Matilda’ and the 1996 […]

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