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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.






South Boston goes dark, Jiffy Store culprits take advantage

South Boston News
Culprits gained entry apparently by throwing a rock through the front glass door.

Shoppers flock to holiday show

South Boston News

Shoppers found an abundance of gift items at the Holiday Living Show this Saturday and Sunday at Halifax County High School, where 124 vendors sold everything from jewelry and winterwear to cotton candy and kettle corn. “All the vendors I’ve talked to have been real pleased,” said Pat Yancey, president of the Business Women’s Association of Halifax County, which hosts the annual event as a fundraiser for its scholarship program. About 900 people turned out on Saturday and another 400 had bought tickets by mid-day Sunday. (Tom McLaughlin photos)

DowntownSouth Boston stores prepare for Sunday holiday Open House

Duke makes plans to ship out coal ash by rail

Phase one of the cleanup would remove 1.2 million tons of the 2.6 million tons of dry coal ash stored at the Eden site

Halifax County library hosts ‘Food for Fines’ drive


South Boston News
The annual Veterans Day program at Halifax County High School brought out a packed house to pay tribute to all who served and who continue to serve our country. The program started with a wreath laying ceremony around the flagpole and then moved inside the HCHS gymnasium to hear speakers including State Senator Frank Ruff address the audience. (David Conner II photos)

Death penalty case back on track

South Boston News A death penalty trial for James Lloyd Terry, accused of the 2011 murder of elderly South Boston resident Charlotte Rice, took a pivotal step forward Wednesday with the judge’s ruling that the defendant is competent to stand trial.

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