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Halifax County weekend car crash leaves one man dead, police say
HALIFAX COUNTY, Va (WFXR News) - According to Virginia State Police, a 43-year-old man is dead after a car crash in Halifax County. Officials say around 12:15 p.m., on December 16, 2018, police were called to the scene of a deadly crash in Halifax County.
SoBo police seek public’s help in identifying suspect involved in attempted robbery
South Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who attempted to rob a woman who was sitting in her vehicle in downtown South Boston early Saturday morning.
Man to serve three years for DWI, five other charges
A 39-year-old Halifax man, Anthony Tyress Jennings, will serve a total of three years in prison after being sentenced Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court for felony DWI and five other charges.
18-year-old suspect facing larceny charge
An 18-year-old Halifax woman faces a felony charge of larceny for credit card theft and a misdemeanor charge of credit card fraud, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.
Lady Comets surge in OT, top Park View 78-66
Oh, for the want of a free throw. For the first four quarters of Monday night's game against Park View High School at Halifax County High School the Comets varsity girls basketball team displayed its worst shooting of the season at the free throw line.
Production company hired to help raise money for new Halifax County High School
HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. - On a tour of Halifax County High School earlier this year, the need for renovations was clear. Now, the school board has decided to pay a Winchester production company $21,000 over the next six months to help raise money to cover the roughly $100 million cost of a new school.
Makeup days begin to pile up for Halifax County schools
Having missed 17 days of school already due to foul weather, Halifax County students and teachers will lose two days of their Christmas break when school resumes in January. Superintendent of School Mark Lineburg outlined the makeup day schedule at a Thursday night meeting of the Halifax County Scho
Trial date continued in civil lawsuit
The trial date for a civil suit filed against employees of the Halifax County Animal Control Department has been continued, according to court records. Senior United States District Judge Jackson L. Kiser ordered the trial date be continued from the previously set Feb. 6-8 acting on a request by def
Snow days melt away time off in new year for students
With one major weather event followed by another affecting the area from tropical systems to winter storms, missed days from local schools are starting to pile up, and a plan is being put in place to address it.
Community invited to Christmas carol with Prizery’s One Community Group
All are welcome to join with The Prizery’s One Community group for Christmas caroling in Constitution Square in South Boston at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. “This is an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the season and the joy that we share this time of year,” said Carol Gravitt, c
Prizery goes caroling in Constitution Square
On Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m., all are welcome to join with The Prizery’s One Community group for Christmas caroling in Constitution Square in South Boston. “This is an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the season and the joy that we share this time of year,” notes Carol
On the run, with a little backhand and a spare
NORFOLK — Norfolk State track and field sprinter Tyrika Lee of South Boston has shown steady improvement over her Spartan career. After coming to NSU “running Division II times,” as she put it, she gradually ran faster each season before breaking through as a junior last year, qualifying for the NCA
Despite rainy Saturday afternoon, Scottsburg-style Christmas parade celebrates holiday season
It didn’t rain on the first-ever Scottsburg Christmas parade on Saturday evening, despite showers in the area, and it didn’t snow either. Snow may have been more acceptable for the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department’s first effort at a Christmas parade, but failing that, community members turned o
Lady Comets push Person HS to limit, but fall 53-44
The first meeting between the Halifax County High School and Person High School girls basketball teams was no contest. Person High School jumped on top early and won by 30 points.
Palmore’s legacy: commitment, character
The community said good-bye Saturday to Fred Palmore, who packed a consequential career as a teacher and coach during his lifetime of 74 years. Palmore, born Jan. 27, 1944, inspired several generations of athletes at Halifax County High School and beyond. He led the Blue Comet football program and l
With snowmelt, rain flooding concerns return
Snowmelt combined with rainfall is causing minor flooding along the Dan River at Paces and South Boston and the Roanoke River at Randolph, with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Blacksburg issuing a flood warning for Halifax County through Tuesday evening.
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,
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
The Halifax County Cancer Association hosted its annual Variety Night fundraiser Thursday in front of a large audience at the HCHS auditorium. Entertainment was provided by among others, friends of Santa Claus, Essense of Movement dancers and Dale Harris showing off his juggling skills. (David Conne
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.
Board to pay $21K to start fundraising for HCHS fix
While Halifax County School Board members have not officially made a decision on whether to move forward with a renovation or rebuild of Halifax County High School, the board is moving forward with a fundraising campaign and guidelines for design.