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"Hold on to that guard rail, no matter what": A father's last words during the flood

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- "I was very, very sad, very upset about it," said Safwan Williams, a longtime friend of Ronnie Allen Jr.

WSET - 2018-10-20 00:37:22

Making best of ordeal, Halifax faces Patrick County in homecoming game Friday

“It has been abnormal, that’s for sure,” remarked Comets Head Coach Grayson Throckmorton.

YOURGV.COM - 2018-10-19 11:00:00

For U.S. 58, it's a long road back after Tropical Storm Michael

Halifax County and other southern Virginia communities are continuing to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Michael more than one week after it pummeled the area, with numerous road closures and damage to tobacco and other crops being reported.A number of roads in Halifax County remained closed Thur

YOURGV.COM - 2018-10-18 20:45:00

Authorities search for missing 13-year-old boy from Chatham

CHATHAM, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Authorities are searching for a missing 13-year-old boy out of Chatham. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Joseph Daniels, 13, has been missing since Oct. 10. Daniels is white with brown hair and brown eyes. He is around 5'10" in height and w

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-10-20 01:51:00

Two Durham County detention officers charged in alleged assault on detainee

Two Durham County Detention Center officers have been charged, and subsequently fired, following an investigation into an alleged assault on a detainee. The investigation came after a detention officer filed a use of force report on Sept. 23. As per policy, the officer's supervisor reviewed the repo

ABC11.COM - 2018-10-19 17:27:56

Missing Chatham teen may be in hiding

"We have reason to believe he is in hiding. If anyone is assisting him, they will be prosecuted," Capt. Webb said.

CHATHAMSTARTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-10-19 14:54:00

Halifax police investigate B&E of apartment

Authorities with the Halifax Police Department are investigating a breaking and entering that occurred on Sunday, according to Halifax Police Chief Stuart Comer.Support local journalism during our annual subscription drive — click here to subscribe with our special prices today!The police chief said


Long wait ahead for repairs to U.S. 58

Until then, motorists driving west on 58 from South Boston can expect to take the long detour around Semora and Milton, N.C. before arriving in Danville. And vice versa.


Free drive-through flu vaccination clinic Saturday in Halifax

Southside Health District will be holding a free drive-through flu vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Mary Bethune Complex located at 1030 Cowford Road in Halifax.Support local journalism during our annual subscription drive — click here to subscribe with our special prices


Man to serve 15 years for drug, gun charges

A traffic stop on Philpott Road in June 2017 led to charges against a 32-year-old Richmond man that resulted in his being sentenced Monday in Halifax County Circuit Court to an effective 15 years in prison.Judge Kimberley S. White sentenced Antonio Delonte Logan to a total of 77 years in prison for


Schools hoping to reopen Thursday in Halifax County

Halifax County Public Schools are expected to reopen on Thursday after being closed since Thursday, Oct. 11.Wednesday marked the 11th day students have missed school in the first nine weeks.To help make up days, Nov. 12 will now be a regular school day, and Nov. 20, which was scheduled to be a half


Fall festival slated at Halifax market

The Halifax Farmer’s Market is gearing up for a Fall Festival Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Children will have a chance to enjoy a cake and candy walk, face painting, fall coloring sheets and a coloring contest.Also available will be fall rock painting and create your own trick or treat bag for $5 t


County roadways suffer major damage with numerous detours still in place

Halifax County continues cleanup from Tropical Storm Michael, after the storm ravaged the county Thursday dumping more than 7 inches of rain and kicking up winds that caused widespread damage from high water and downed trees.The high water, widespread road and bridge damage caused by the storm throu


NC state trooper shot and killed, suspect in custody

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT)- A North Carolina State Trooper is dead Wednesday morning following a shooting,WECT reports.


LETTER: Vote Dexter Gilliam for Halifax mayor

To the editor:I would like to send a word of encouragement to the residents of the town of Halifax.I do not live in Halifax, but I’ve known Dexter Gilliam for a lot of years. If I were a resident of Halifax, I would consider it an honor to vote for Dexter as the mayor for the town of Halifax.


N.C. company to relocate in Danville, bring 65 new jobs

BGF Industries, a manufacturer of technical fiber materials, announced Tuesday it will invest $7 million to relocate its corporate headquarters and research and development operations from Greensboro, North Carolina, to the Cyber Park in Danville.


Sheriff’s office investigates home invasion

Authorities with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a breaking and entering that occurred shortly before midnight Monday at a residence on Murphy Grove Road in Halifax.Deputies arrived on the scene within minutes of the call and found a female in a bedroom, who was identified as t


'I called my husband and my kid'; Woman thankful for stranger who saved her life in flood

She had to tread water in the dark for 20 minutes, she said she was trying to stay afloat while getting hit by debris, when finally a Good Samaritan arrived to help.


Manhunt is on for inmate who escaped from a North Carolina prison on Sunday

A 44-year-oldinmate escaped Sundayfrom a minimum-security prison near Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.Prison officials said in a press release that Cul Jones was reported missing Sunday at about 7:45 p.m. fromHoke Correctional Institution in


Utility crews continue to restore power throughout Danville

Earlier in the day, it was reported that there were about 800 to 1,000 cutomers without power, and they expect to lower it to fewer than 500 customers without power.