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Skipwith woman faces pair of bad check charges

A 28-year-old Skipwith woman faces two charges of writing a bad check for less than $200, according to Halifax County Sheriff's Office records. Tremechia Alexander-Terry of Souths Road was charged with the alleged offenses that occurred May 25, and another agency served the warrants Wednesday. Chri

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

County officials seek to address lake litter

Vance County officials are looking to take on lake litter long Highway 39 near Townsville. Commissioners who are part of the planning-environmental committee met Wednesday to discuss the next step to addressing the problem. During an Aug. 22 commissioners' work session, Commissioners Leo Kelly and A

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2017-09-21 22:45:06

South Central Bike Fest Deemed Successful

CHASE CITY - The first annual South Central Bike Fest held June 8, 9, & 10, 2017 at the Chase City Fire Department Training Grounds was a success according to the feedback received from numerous volunteers and participants.This event was held in support of local cancer victims by raising funds for t

SOUTHSIDEMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-21 18:21:00

Chase City Woman Killed in last Thursday Wreck

MECKLENBURG - A Chase City woman was killed in a tragic accident last week along Route 92 in Mecklenburg County. According to Virginia State Police investigators, the accident took place near the intersection with Route 47 at 9:18 p.m. on Thursday (9/14//17). Megan Moore, a 22-year-old Chase City re

SOUTHSIDEMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-21 18:09:00

Board of Zoning Appeals approves Dollar General variances

Construction on a pair of new Dollar General stores in Halifax County took another step forward last Tuesday, after the Halifax County Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved two zoning variances regarding the number of parking spaces. The board of zoning appeals' action came after two public h

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Miracle no one home when trailer catches fire

No one was inside the house at 5011 Black Walnut Road in Clover when it caught fire Thursday afternoon, but Xavier Hill didn't know that when he drove by his aunt's home. So when he saw smoke coming from the mobile home, he sprang into action. "I thought the kids were in the house, so I kicked open

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Threatening Call Leads to Walmart Evacuation

FARMVILLE - Shortly before 1:30 p.m. last Friday, September 15, the Walmart store in Farmville was evacuated after an alleged threatening call to the store. According to police a man allegedly called the Farmville store claiming to be inside in possession of a gun and having suicidal thoughts. Walma

SOUTHSIDEMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-21 17:48:00

Flashback: Tracking NRV history

n "There will be no home for troubled youth in Giles county. Following the recommendation of the county Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors unanimously denied this week a zoning permit that would have allowed the development of the facility in the rural Clover Hollow community near Newport

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-24 08:30:00

Turbeville dumpsters back by popular demand

Back by popular demand are green boxes now sitting at Turbeville Ruritan Club. Whether or not their return is permanent or not is still up in the air, according to Halifax County Supervisor and Turbeville Ruritan Club member Larry Giordano. "I called the president of the club and polled the members,

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

CHICAGO (AP) - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life. The diagnosis comes from a Boston University researcher who has studied hundreds

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-22 20:04:44

Comets JV spikers fall to Franklin County

The Halifax County High School junior varsity volleyball team got off to a good start but was unable to hold on in a 2-1 loss to Franklin County High School Tuesday night at Halifax County High School. Halifax County High School won the first game of the best-of-three-game match 25-22, but lost the

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:15:00

Breakfast, lunch sales on rise at local schools

Last year, a total of 266,409 breakfast meals were served at Halifax County Public Schools, according to Gwen Nunn with food services. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and those in the food service program at Halifax

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

So Bo gets $600,000 in tobacco money for hotel redevelopment

Plans for redevelopment of the former John Randolph Hotel in South Boston took another step forward Wednesday when the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Committee gave the thumbs up to $600,000 in grant funding to the town of South Boston. Plans for redevelopment of the former John Randolph Hot

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

IN THE CARPENTER'S WORKSHOP: Mountains and their blessings

"The mountains are calling and I must go." John Muir There's something about a mountain. From the breathtaking beauty of a mountain peak, to the view of the valleys below, they do something to you. God uses mountains in the scriptures and in our treks in the outdoors to illustrate His power, to show

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Child porn offender gets 63 years; flees trial but captured in Indiana

After searching for more than a day, Halifax County Sheriff's Office had an Alton man back in custody Wednesday evening after he had fled during a break in his Tuesday trial. A Halifax County Circuit Court jury convicted 42-year-old Jessie Randall Coates on all nine porn charges he was facing and on

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-21 20:38:00

American Legion Post 8 conducts unserviceable flags ceremony

American Legion Post 8 members hold a flag burning ceremony. When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of the country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Submitted photo American Legion Post 8 members hold a flag burning ceremony. When a flag is so worn i

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-21 20:30:00

Bosiger takes top-five; Comets harriers third in district meet

Halifax County High School's Jax Bosiger raced to his best finish in a Piedmont District meet and the Comets boys cross country team finished third in Tuesday's district meet at Tunstall High School. "Jax continued his outstanding year," said Comets Head Coach David Riddle. "This was his first top-f

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:15:00

Commonwealth Senior Living celebrates National Assisted Living Week Sept. 10-15

Commonwealth Senior Living South Boston enjoyed a Week Long National Assisted Living Celebration Sept. 10-15 featuring the theme "Family Is Forever." Every day activities were planned that centered around the family. The week began with a visit from children related to residents and staff bringing a

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

COMMUNITY VOICE: How can anyone support antifa? AMAC head warns public

Antifa is an acronym for anti-fascist, but lately the organization's name has managed to rise to the top of the lexicon of hate. A petition to have the group officially declared a "terrorist organization" this week achieved nearly 300,000 signatures and counting. AMAC President Dan Weber says antifa

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Free Boys2Men empowerment conference set

Mentor Role Model Program will host a free Boys2Men empowerment conference for young men ages 7 and up to inspire them to make better life choices, build confidence, positive manhood education, give instruction on good communication skills and empower them to be productive citizens. Special guest sp

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-22 04:00:00