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Police discover Danville man dead in car with driver’s side window shattered, blood inside
Danville police are investigating a body found in a car at 330 Henry St. on Thursday morning as a homicide. The man, identified as Charlie Junior Wilson, 46, died of an injury consistent with a gunshot.
Man found dead in cab, Danville police say
DANVILLE, Va.-UPDATEDanville police are investigating a man's death as a homicide after he was found shot in a cab.Around 7:55 a.m., police responded to a home on Henry Street near the Claiborne Street intersection.Police are talking to witnesses and are not yet actively looking for a suspect.Police
Courthouse project sparks parking woes
As construction continues on the historic courthouse in Halifax, at least one business in Halifax is speaking out about parking issues the renovation project is creating.Edmunds Boulevard now is a one-way street while construction is underway taking away seven parking spaces it once offered.However,
Cigarette tax passage generates hard feelings in South Boston
South Boston Town Council adopted an ordinance on its first reading Monday night implementing a 10-cents a pack tax on cigarettes on a 4-1 vote, but the vote generated some hard feelings from merchants present at the meeting who feel it would hurt their bottom line.Vice-Mayor Tina Wyatt-Younger made
Homicide investigation underway; victim found dead in car
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Car crashes through Old Dutch Market in Danville
One person was being airlifted to a hospital with moderate to severe injuries, according to Danville Life Saving Crew Chief Robbie Woodall.The driver was unharmed.This breaking story will be updated.
Family Wants Answers After Dog Shot, Killed By NC Police Officer
REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- A Triad family says they want answers after a Reidsville Police Officer shot and killed their dog 'Auger'.Reidsville Police Department says the dog died after being shot by Officer Glen Wade at the department's impound lot on August 7.PHOTOS:Reidsville Family's Dog Shot, Killed B
More funding needed for South Boston tree project to take root
A grant totaling $5,000 has been awarded to the South Boston Rotary Club to assist in its project to replace a portion of the Bradford pear trees in downtown South Boston.But the work is just beginning to move the project forward, according to Rotary President Mike Lyon, who told town council on Mon
Danville police investigate deadly shooting Thursday morning
Police responded to the scene at about 7:55 a.m.Danville officers are coordinating with the Virginia State Police and using a 3-D mapping tool to map the crime scene.This story will be updated.
Judge affirms jury verdict of eight years in robbery
Judge Kimberley S. White affirmed a jury’s verdict Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court that called for 52-year-old John Howard Lee to serve eight years in prison for robbery of a residence.White ordered Lee to pay $3,400 restitution to his victim, Kenneth Beadles, pay court costs in full within
Police: Funeral home truck carrying burial vault stolen from Danville McDonald’s
The truck, which had an all-steel burial vault strapped to the flatbed, was last seen going south on Piney Forest Road.
Stolen funeral services truck found in North Carolina
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Police have found a stolen Danville funeral services truck with a vault on the back in North Carolina, but the suspect is still on the run.
Milton man arrested for drugs
On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office charged and arrested Robert Mack Jr., a 31-year-old Milton resident, for the commission of three felony drug violations including possession of cocaine; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, and/or place for the sale of controlled substances; and
Investigation launched after officer fatally shoots family dog, police say :: WRAL.com
Reidsville, N.C.— An outside investigation has been launched after a police officer fatally shot a family's dog.The Reidsville Police Department said Officer Glenn Wade shot the dog on Aug. 7 at the department's impound lot.According to WXII, the dog did not survive the injury.Authorities said they
Narcotic offenses net hefty jail time
A pair of “significant” drug dealers in Halifax County received stiff sentences Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court, according to Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Q. Martin.Brian Lamar Tucker, a 32-year-old Halifax man was sentenced to serve 30 years and 6 months in prison after hav
Funeral home's truck stolen during worker's stop at Danville McDonald's
A man who works for Norris Funeral Home reported that the truck he was driving for work, a 2008 white 3500 flatbed truck with Virginia tags TW20170, had been stolen while he was inside the restaurant.
Family Wants Answers After Dog Shot, Killed By Reidsville Police Officer
The Paschal family, who owns a fence company, says they were doing fence work at the impound lot and their Australian cattle dog Auger came with them as he normally does. They say they heard Auger bark, and suddenly they heard gunshots. They say Auger had been shot twice by the officer.
Suspect indicted in shooting death
A 57-year-old Nathalie man, Alton Glenn Beadles, was indicted Thursday by a Halifax County Circuit Court grand jury for first degree murder in connection with a domestic incident almost a year and a half ago.An indictment is issued by a grand jury against an individual who is charged with a crime. B
Man accused of killing Reidsville man whose remains were found in Browns Summit; victim was last seen alive in Winston-Salem
Samuel James Youse, 18, is charged with first-degree murder, felony larceny and possessing stolen goods. He was being held in the Guilford County jail Monday with no bond allowed.
Preliminary data shows 8 of 9 schools accredited
If preliminary data of this year’s standard of learning test scores stands true, eight of nine Halifax County Public Schools could be accredited this year.Last year, four of the nine schools were accredited with Sinai Elementary, Clays Mill Elementary, Meadville Elementary, Scottsburg Elementary and