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Halifax VFD to host giant yard sale fundraiser Saturday

Halifax Volunteer Fire Department members invite the public to save the date and their stuff for the upcoming giant yard sale fundraiser to be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Halifax Volunteer Fire Department members invite the public to save the date and their stuff for the upcoming giant yar

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 14:30:00

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

The Latest: Hernandez's daughter suing NFL, Patriots

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on deceased NFL star Aaron Hernandez being diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez's daughter are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death. The lawsuit filed in federal court

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-21 20:23:39

JV Lady Cougar volliers win two matches

Last Monday the Patrick County High School junior varsity Lady Cougar volleyball team picked up two wins. They defeated Tunstall Monday night in two sets, 26-24 and 25-19. Suzanne Gonzalez had five kills, and Julianna Overby added nine assists. Thursday at Halifax, PC won in two sets, 25-23 and 25-1

THE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 13:45:18

Local health departments urge pet vaccinations against rabies

The Southside and Pittsylvania-Danville Health Districts urge all Virginians to "Protect the Ones You Love. Vaccinate Your Pets." This important message is the focus of this year's Rabies Awareness Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 1. "Vaccinating companion animals such as dogs and cats against rabies for their p

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Serenity Garden brick order deadline extended

The Halifax County Serenity Cancer Garden Association will hold its fall dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the garden located in Edmunds Park off Dan River Church Road in South Boston. Orders are now being accepted for engraved bricks to be recognized during this ceremony. The bric

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

HCPSEF holds 'Back to School' board meeting

Buster D'Amato, representing Buster's Auto Art, presents a donation to Larry Clark for the HCPS Education Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant program. The Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation's Board of Directors met at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for its annual "Back to School" board

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 12:30:00

Graduation requirement changes in offing

Changes could be forthcoming for Virginia students to help better prepare them for the transition beyond graduation including changes to graduation requirements. They're all part of the proposed revisions to school accreditation in Virginia, and the Board of Education is seeking public input on the

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Ramsey art on display in Prizery Fine Arts Show

South Boston native Wyatt Ramsey, an artist whose work will be on display at the Prizery Fine Arts show next month, explains what his work represents and why it is relevant today. According to Ramsey, his current work revolves around social justice within a southern middle class environment and may

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

HCSA spill response plan featured in 'Water Online'

Being proactive in their efforts to be ready for potential chemical spills, the Halifax County Service Authority (HCSA) has created a Spill Response and Prevention Plan (SRPP). It's an emergency response plan for responding to surface water contamination that focuses on identifying hazards related t

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

LIVING WITH CHILDREN: Gone are days when children were no big deal

I am a member of the last generation of American children who were no big deal. No one made a big deal over me, ever -- not my mother, my father or anyone else. For my parents, raising me properly was a big deal, but I was not. It may come as a shock and surprise to some readers, but the process and

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Week of Sept. 20

Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate L. F. Payne campaigned in Halifax Wednesday evening. Greeting Payne were South Boston Town Council member Josephine Marshall, Jack Hite, Bill Confroy, Ed Owens, Chris Lumsden and Del. W. W. "Ted" Bennett. The fundraiser was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Confroy.

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Pouliot tops field in Gazette Virginian weekly Professor Pigskin football contest

For the second time in three weeks, Vernon Hill resident Tom Pouliot has won the top prize in The Gazette-Virginian's Professor Pigskin Football Contest. Pouliot edged long-time Professor Pigskin contest participant Corky Sterns on the tiebreaker to earn the $30 first prize, leaving Sterns to take h

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

Authorities investigate theft from mobile home sales lot

Deputy T. H. Clarke and Deputy W.K. Bane III investigate the theft of items from Virginia Carolina Mobile Homes Sales & Service at 2030 Philpott Road in South Boston Thursday morning.Doug Ford/Gazette-Virginian Halifax County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the theft of items from Virgin

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-19 17:07:00

DOUG FORD: The cost of knowledge

I learned a lot while growing up and not necessarily from books. Just listening to my parents, grandparents and church family, I had a wealth of knowledge before grade school, essentially a different ethics lesson each day. Early lessons included the Golden Rule, where you treat others the same way

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council to hold meetings

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee and Council will hold business meetings on Thursday for the purpose of reviewing the responses to the region's request for ideas; approving the region's project solicitation guidelines and application and issuing a call for projects and to carry

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's going on

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND St. John's Episcopal Church, Halifax ... Music at Saint John's Concert Series presents Romancing Broadway, featuring Ken Vaiden, tenor and Carol Henderson, pianist Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a free reception on the lawn during intermission. For tickets or info

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

When will President Trump bomb North Korea

Americans hope that President Trump and his team can resolve the North Korean tension. Nobody wants anyplace in America to be struck by an atomic or hydrogen bomb. We are not totally clear on what North Korea can do with a missile, but it is growing clearer their program has advanced and growing str

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

LETTER: Parents are the problem

I am sick and tired of people who know nothing about public schools or have not been in a classroom recently deciding how to fix our educational system. The teachers are not the problem. Parents are the problem. They are not teaching their children manners, respect or even a general knowledge of how

YOURGV.COM - 2017-09-20 04:00:00