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With insanity plea, woman acquitted in crash

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Halifax County High School JROTC leader dies

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First Sgt. Gregory Scott speaking at an August 2020 memorial program for two of his students who died last year in accidents, Kolby Singleton and Aidan Henderson.
First Sgt. Gregory Scott, leader of the Halifax County High School JROTC program, was found dead Tuesday morning of unknown causes.

Ashworth convicted of second degree murder, homicide in Clarksville killing

It took a six-man, six-women jury a little more than six hours Friday to find Damian Ashworth guilty of second degree murder for the killing of Anthony Raekwon Roberts in July 2019.

Son’s death brings manslaughter verdict

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Tonja Lashay Sydnor, appearing in court dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, with her defense counsel, Richmond attorney Jason Anthony. (Liza Fulton photo)
Cluster Springs mother faces up to 10 years in prison for role in brutal beating of 5-year-old Christian Sydnor in May 2019

Hardball by Mother Nature

South Boston News
A fast-moving spring storm dumped a massive amount of hail over parts of Halifax County on Friday, dinging up vehicles and causing other damages before the downpour moved on. The hailstorm swept through Sutherlin, Elmo, Turbeville, Alton, Virgilina and Dryburg before continuing into the southern portion of Mecklenburg County and northern North Carolina. Stephanie Ramsey Ferrugia of Alton holds in her hand some of the ping-pong sized hail that landed in her yard on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service declared a tornado warning as the storm swept through late in the afternoon and early evening on Friday, but the NWS Blacksburg office has not reported any tornadoes in the area. Hail was reported over a swath of territory running from Dublin in southwest Virginia to nearby Rocky Mount in eastern North Carolina.

Emergency services chief departs after two years on job

With insanity plea, woman acquitted in crash

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