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Wayward bear causes accident

Bob Cage, renowned artist, athlete and tobacconist, dies

Robert F. "Bob" Cage, a Halifax native, was known for his achievements in an array of fields that he pursued with customary passion.

Latest effort to oust Thornton fails

The superintendent lost the support of a longtime backer, board chairman Robert Puryear


Comets prove cynics wrong

There might have been some cynics wondering about the direction of the Halifax County High School varsity boys’ basketball team before last winter.





A life of accomplishment

South Boston News
Bob Cage
Accomplished artist, champion athlete, acclaimed tobacco auctioneer, interpreter and defender of the countryside — all describe Robert F. “Bob” Cage, who died Wednesday 19 in Raleigh, N.C. where he had been under Hospice care for the past several weeks. He was 91.

Town of Halifax takes steps to paint street lines

The Town of Halifax is contracting to have the on-street parking lines and yellow no parking curbs painted along U.S. Highway 501 (Main Street) on Monday Nov. 22 starting at 4 p.m. beginning from the railroad tracks and moving north. The crew plans to delay the sections along the Main Street commercial area until after 5 p.m. later that afternoon as a convenience to businesses and patrons.

New faces appear at joint meeting

It was a night for reports and introductions as Halifax County supervisors and town councilmen gathered for their regular bi-monthly meeting on Monday night at the Mary Bethune Complex.

Downtown South Boston open house Sunday

South Boston News
Among the Downtown South Boston merchants getting festive for Christmas Open House this weekend are those at Enchanted Surroundings. Reveling in the season are, on the floor from left, Janice Puryear and Patsy Owen; seated, Ginger Owen and Tootie Rhodes with her pet dog. The 24th annual event runs 1-5 p.m. Sunday with C-Action Photography's David Conner II taking Santa pictures of kids of all ages and some merchants offering the chance to win gift certificates. The grant prize: a $100 Downtown gift certificate. The Enchanted Surroundings folks will actually throw two parties: They'll host a separate Christmas open house Friday, 6-10 p.m.

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