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South Boston to host annual trail of treats Saturday
Downtown South Boston is having its second annual trail of treats for the children of Halifax County and the surrounding areas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.“While this will be a prime opportunity for local businesses to showcase their businesses to prospective, future customers, this event is
Public works needs go in spotlight for South Boston council visit
As the South Boston fire and police departments did before it, public works officials prepared a list of needs for their operations after South Boston Town Council toured the public works facility prior to its monthly work session on Monday.Public Works Operations Superintendent Danny McCormick and
Durham men arrested in Person, Chapel Hill home invasions. This tip cracked the case. | News & Observer
Sheriff's deputies arrested two men Monday in connection with home invasions last week in Person and Orange counties. Jason O'Neal Brown, 36, and Jodeci Mustaffa Gaddy, 25, both of Durham, are being held on $2 million bail each in the Person County jail. In Orange County, the men are accused of brea
After neighbors hear gunfire, man found dead in middle of Cabell Street in Danville
Investigators surrounded a young black man lying on his back, dead with a gunshot wound, in the middle of Cabell Street shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Attempted murder charge certified against Altavista man accused of firing gun outside Lynchburg apartments
Calvin Traquan Harrison, 22, is charged with attempted first-degree murder from a shooting at the apartments — located off of Greenfield Drive — that occurred in the early morning hours of July 17.
South Boston man pleads guilty to robbery
A 21-year-old South Boston man, James Alexander Hiett, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a felony charge for the robbery of Tyonta Logan.Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, two other charges against Hiett were nol prossed, including use of a firearm in commis
Pair nabbed after retired couple injured after Orange County home invasion
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) - Two men have been arrested after a retired couple was "brutally beaten" during a home invasion at their Orange County home late last week, according to the sheriff's office.
Survey underway to determine future needs, wants in Halifax County
HALIFAX COUNTY, Va.- In South Boston on Tuesday, people were eager to share their thoughts on how to move the county forward.
Public works needs on South Boston Town Council work session agenda
The work session begins at 5:45 p.m. at the public works facility, located at 710 Hamilton Boulevard, with Public Works Superintendent of Operations Danny McCormick conducting a tour of the facility and its equipment, before giving council an overview of upcoming needs for public works.
Church plans casserole, craft, bake sale
The United Methodist Women (UMW) at Main Street United Methodist Church have been busy cooking and baking casseroles, candy and baked items for the UMW casserole, craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, to be held in the education building.This year the sale will offer limited q
Zebulon man accused of decapitating mom in 2017 found not guilty by reason of insanity
LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) - The Franklin County man charged with decapitating his mother in March 2017 was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Oliver Funes-Machado, 20, is accused of beheading his 35-year-old mother on March 7, 2017, then walking out of their home with her head in one hand and a bu
PHOTOS: Market hosts Fall Festival
Families poured into the Halifax Farmer’s Market Fall Festival Saturday morning for some family fun. Children had the opportunity to paint rocks, decorate trick-or-treat bags, participate in a cake and candy walk and have their face painted. There also was an opportunity to have a fall photo taken a
Tri-County Community Action Agency CEO encourages others to find purpose
“When we know our why, our what becomes more clear and more impactful,” is a quote from comedian Michael Jr.President and CEO of Tri-County Community Action Agency Petrina Carter shared some of his words during the agency’s 52nd annual banquet Thursday evening as she encouraged others to find their
Public input wanted in strategic planning for Halifax County
Halifax County began the process of carrying out a community-driven strategic planning initiative on Monday, Oct. 15. Public, private and nonprofit leaders in Halifax County have come together around a strategic planning effort to make the community a more prosperous, successful and vibrant place.Me
Blaze damages six apartments in Danville
The Danville Fire Department was called to Southwyck Hills Apartments at 104 North Hills Court at about 6 a.m. Sunday. When crews arrived, fire and heavy smoke was showing from the three-story apartment building, according to a news release.
Christmas Belles off and running
The cast of Halifax County Little Theatre’s comedy “Christmas Belles” is fast into the rehearsal process, preparing for their November 16 opening. Portraying the citizens of Fayro, Texas, in this holiday comedy are, seated, Sharonda Claiborne, Catherine Glass, Kelly Ahmed, Jessica Young, and Sarah M
Michael’s damage estimated at $112K for Halifax County Service Authority
The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors, lacking a quorum for Thursday’s meeting, heard a series of updates from Executive Director Mark Estes, including an update of repair costs to the system caused by damage from Tropical Storm Michael.Directors Bill Snead, George Leonard and Joe
Raid on suspected red diesel plant in Durham
HMRC officers, supportedby Durham County Council, searched an industrial site and nearby home in the West Durham area on Wednesday.
Early morning apartment fire displaces 6 families
Multiple fire units responded as well as the Danville P/D, Danville Electric, Danville Water, Danville Life Saving Crew and the Red Cross.
One million dollar lottery ticket bought in Franklin County
The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to a staggering $1.6 billion, but someone in our area still won some life-changing money. According to valottery.com, a ticket worth $1 million was purchased in Franklin County. The ticket was bought at the Whistle Stop, on 11729 Old Franklin Turnpike in Union Ha