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A day after sentencing, more details released in 2019 deadly shooting of two brothers

More details have been released in the Thursday sentencing of 19-year-old Amir A’Kili Spencer who received eight years in prison in the December 2019 killings of two brothers outside of

Comets varsity baseball team hosts region quarterfinal Saturday

The Halifax County High School varsity baseball team (9-2) secured the second seed in the Region 4D tournament and will host seven seed Blacksburg High School (4-7) at 5 p.m.

South Boston man sentenced for shoplifting

A South Boston man was sentenced June 4 in Halifax County Circuit Court to serve two years in jail for a felony charge of shoplifting, altering price.

CHURCH CALENDAR: Friday, June 11

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Virtual community prayer set Sunday

A community prayer vigil will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. via Zoom.

Church remembers Halifax soldiers on D-Day anniversary

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Country music video directed by South Boston native wins award

It’s been three nominations and two wins in country music awards for music director Brian Vaughan.

Restaurant owner bites back over proposed meals tax hike in town of Halifax

Karen Schopen, who co-owns Molasses Grill in Halifax with her husband Steven Schopen, implored town council to reconsider the meals tax increase of 4% to 6% in the town’s proposed

Three Halifax County races to be contested in November

Two seats for school board, one for boardof supervisors feature multiple candidates.

Teresa McNeely Hildebrandt

Teresa McNeely Hildebrandt, 61, of Shelby, North Carolina, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Hospice of Wendover, Shelby.