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ACADEMIC HONORS: Marian Strange - The Gazette-Virginian
Marian Strange has made the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at High Point University. Strange is a 2014 graduate of Halifax County High School where she was valedictorian of her class. She is the daughter of Lisa and Ned Strange of Vernon Hill.
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District offers scholarships - The Gazette-Virginian
This year the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District will be giving four $1,000 scholarships, and the Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District will be giving two $1,000 scholarships to a senior that is interested in pursuing an education in ...
Hunting Heritage Banquet set Feb. 7 - The Gazette-Virginian
Hunting Heritage Banquet set Feb. 7 From staff reports The Gazette-Virginian The Halifax Area Chapter and the National Wild Turkey Federation will host the 16th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.
Business Women’s scholarships available - The Gazette-Virginian
With holidays behind and the beginning of the final semester of the 2014-15 school year, seniors’ thoughts turn to graduation and the excitement of college acceptance letters. Thoughts also race to finances with tuition, books and living expenses.
SVHEC hires first employee for SoVA Center for Manufacturing Excellence - The Gazette-Virginian
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is proud to announce Will Soyars has been named the new program leader for industrial maintenance/mechatronics. Soyars will work with the center’s newly established Southern Virginia Center for Manufacturing ...
Man to serve two years for assaulting officer - The Gazette-Virginian
A 54-year-old Red Oak man will serve a total effective prison sentence of two years for three felonies after being sentenced in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday, Jan. 15. David Randall Hicks was sentenced to one year and 12 months, the remainder of ...
Chamber president to step down - The Gazette-Virginian
Halifax County Chamber of Commerce President Nancy Pool, who has been with the chamber since 1980, is retiring effective March 31. Pool said she came to this decision in the summer months of last year but knew she wanted to stay through the fiscal year.
Late turnovers, miscues costly to Comets in 52-46 loss to Magna Vista HS - The Gazette-Virginian
RIDGEWAY — It was almost like a dare. Magna Vista High School used a zone defense and forced Halifax County High School to try to beat it with outside shooting. This allows current online subscribers access to unlimited content. Please create a new user ...
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative victim of thefts - The Gazette-Virginian
Sometime between Jan. 3 and 4 numerous chainsaws, drills and copper wire were taken from Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative in Chase City. After the scene was processed by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, officers ...
Terminated McDonald’s employees file suit - The Gazette-Virginian
Terminated McDonald’s employees file suit From staff reports The Gazette-Virginian Ten former McDonald’s employees terminated in May from the two South Boston restaurants and the Clarksville McDonald’s location have filed a Civil Rights Lawsuit ...
Basketball start times changed - The Gazette-Virginian
Due to the potential for inclement winter weather in the Martinsville area late Friday, Halifax County High School and Magna Vista High School officials have moved up the starting times for the boys and girls basketball games. Friday's Comets-Magna Vista ...
Ida Frances Gravitt Thaxton - The Gazette-Virginian
Mrs. Ida Frances Gravitt Thaxton of South Boston passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Thaxton was born in Halifax County on Feb. 23, 1926 and was 88 years old. She was the daughter of the late William Henry Gravitt and Mary Long Gravitt and ...
Womack enters Alford plea to embezzlement - The Gazette-Virginian
Former Halifax County Supervisor and Halifax County School Deputy Transportation Coordinator Earl Maurice Womack entered Alford pleas to one charge of felony embezzlement and three charges of felony obtaining money under false pretenses Thursday in Halifax ...
Dollar General cashier robbed at gunpoint - The Gazette-Virginian
Dollar General cashier robbed at gunpoint From staff reports The Gazette-Virginian Authorities are searching for an armed black man who demanded money from a cashier at the Dollar General store in Riverdale Wednesday evening. According to Detective R.
Lions Club to host annual Bland Contest on Sunday - The Gazette-Virginian
The South Boston Lions Club will host its 2015 James A. Bland Memorial Music Contest in the Chastain Theater at The Prizery at 2 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s contest will feature 16 students from Halifax and Pittsylvania counties. Each student will ...