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Halifax County man faces multiple charges after attempting to shoot someone, missing
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - A man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after firing a gun during a fight, according to the South Boston Police Department. Officers and Halifax County deputies were called to the 3600 block of Old Halifax Road for a fight on December 8.
72-year-old Nathalie suspect nabbed on drug charges
A 72-year-old Nathalie man faces three charges of cocaine distribution after members of the Halifax/South Boston Regional Narcotics and Gang Task Force took him into custody without incident Tuesday.
‘Christmas Comet’ may be visible on Sunday night in Virginia
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - If clouds clear out in time, people in Virginia may have a chance to see the ‘Christmas comet’ on Sunday night into the early morning hours of Monday.
Solid start leads Comets to 79-71 win over Person HS
In a game that was vastly different from the first, Halifax County High School jumped out to a 16-point lead at one juncture of the first half and did what it had to do at the end in a 79-71 win over Person High School Friday night at Halifax County High School.
Courthouse addition appears on track
Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy doesn’t anticipate any delays in a zoning application for a building permit for the commonwealth’s attorney’s office addition to the county’s existing permit for the county courthouse project.
Halifax County supervisors seek help from attorney in opioid lawsuit
Every day, more than 115 people across the country die after overdosing on opioids. This serious national crisis involving the misuse of and addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, affects public health as well as social and economi
Pilot Dies in Single-Engine Plane Crash in Virginia
FREDRICKSBURG, Virginia—Authorities said a Virginia man has died in the crash of a single-engine plane. A spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said in an email that the crash occurred early on Friday, Dec. 14, in Spotsylvania County.
Virginia EMT Worker Suspended Without Pay After Making Racist Remarks on White Supremacist Podcast
A Virginia emergency medical technician who likened Black people to gorillas and claimed to take immense pleasure in “terrorizing” a Black child with a needle has been placed on unpaid leave, CNN reported.
Rain, drizzle and fog to continue overnight
ROANOKE, Va. - An area of low pressure nearby kept us on the gloomier side of things today with rain showers, drizzle and fog. Unfortunately, not much will be changing until about the second part of Sunday, when the low pulls away from the region.
South Boston man goes from alternate to winner
William “Clay” Samples of South Boston and Charles Purcell of Townsville, North Carolina, weren’t supposed to compete in the Bassmaster Team Championship held last Thursday on the Harris Chain of Lakes in central Florida.
Digging out, but still in deep
On Saturday, Barry Humphries drove his prized classic sedan — a 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne — in the Alton Christmas Parade. Days later, the vehicle is trapped under a carport that collapsed Monday night under the weight of more than a foot of snow.
Longtime Comets football coach Fred Palmore dies
Halifax County has lost one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Halifax County High School sports program. Former Comets Head Football Coach, former Head Baseball Coach and longtime Assistant Football Coach and educator Fred Palmore passed away Thursday morning at a Lynchburg hospit
Virginia House Delegate helps plow driveways in Halifax County
HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WSET) -- The last place you'd expect to find a Virginia House Delegate is driving a big green tractor along the back roads of Halifax County, but that is exactly where you'll find James Edmunds.
South Boston Man Charged with Second Degree Murder
(South Boston, VA) – On December 8th authorities were called to the 3600 block of Old Halifax Road for a fight in progress. Upon arrival South Boston Police officers along with Halifax County Deputies investigation revealed that a 24-year-old Devin Foster, of Clover, had fired a handgun at someone,
Snow alters trash pickup in in town of Halifax
Halifax Town Hall was closed on Monday due to the major winter storm, and because of the condition of secondary residential roads the sanitation department will have limited access to pickup solid waste for the next few days.
Storm knocks out electricity to 4,000
Nearly 4,000 homes and businesses in Halifax County lost power at some point during the snowstorm that blanketed the area on Sunday and Monday, requiring days to fully restore service.
Grand jury indicts Nathalie woman in father’s homicide
Shelley E. Thornton, a 36-year-old Nathalie woman, was indicted Thursday by a Halifax County Circuit Court Grand Jury for first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of her father at a residence in the 2000 block of Waller Road in Nathalie in the early evening of June 28.
Campaign focuses on holiday teen driving
The “Steer Into The New Year- Buckle Up and Drive Safely” holiday campaign has kicked off at schools across the commonwealth including Halifax County High School with a goal to keep teen drivers and passengers safe during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
School board to meet Thursday
Due to inclement weather, the Halifax County School Board meeting previously set for Monday will now be held on Thursday. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Scottsburg Elementary School.
Police: Man charged with attempted murder after firing gun during fight
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WSET) -- The South Boston Police Department said a man has been charged with attempted second degree murder after a call about a fight. Police said officers and Halifax County deputies were called to the 3600 block of Old Halifax Road for a fight in progress on December 8.