| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:18 PM
She died almost 60 years ago, but her cells lived on, fostering medical breakthroughs and saving lives. On Tuesday, Henrietta Lacks was honored by the Virginia General Assembly.
Two of her sons and two granddaughters stood in the gallery of the House...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 3:17 PM
Teens took more than a Sunday drive in Halifax County today.
They got a lesson from a group of concerned adults on how to prevent crashes.
It was a lesson behind the wheel they won't soon forget here at the Virginia International Raceway.
| Jun 29, 2011
| 7:17 AM
ABB Inc. will expand its operation in Halifax County.
Governor Bob McDonnell made the announcement Wednesday. The $4.6 million expansion will retain 140 jobs and create 15 new ones.
The Halifax facility manufactures liquid-cooled transformers for...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Firefighters battled a fire Tuesday night at Huber Engineered Woods in Halifax County.
Crews received the call around 9:30 p.m. The fire was located in a "press" machine within the plant. It took firefighters about five hours to extinguish it.
| Mar 4, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Halifax County is bringing back the past to secure its economic future.
An old furniture plant near South Boston is being transformed into a new center for manufacturing and industry.
"It's an opportunity to take an old building and put it into reuse,...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 2:32 AM
A man wanted in Halifax County has been caught.
Authorities tell NEWS7 they found John Martin hiding in an abandoned house in western Charlotte County on route 608 just after 8:30 Monday morning.
Martin was pulled over for a traffic stop Sunday...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:11 PM
Here are a list of races that we have called:
- Republican Chris Head has won the 17th District House of Delegates seat.
- Republican Tom Garrett has won the 22nd District state Senate seat.
- Republican Ralph Smith has won the Virginia Senate 19th...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Roanoke City Schools says the Virginia High School League (VHSL) is finally listening.
Administrators have complained for years about the travel for student athletes.
Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools are Triple A schools. They have to...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:08 AM
New jobs are coming to Halifax County.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced Friday that Presto Products Company will expand its operation in the county. The $6 million expansion will create 22 new jobs and add five new manufacturing.
| Aug 1, 2011
| 1:11 PM
The high school football season is officially underway. In Roanoke, the season begins with talk of a lawsuit over the school system's tough schedule for football and other sports.
Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools are Triple A schools. ...
| Apr 30, 2008
| 6:52 AM
The National Weather Service in Wakefield has confirmed that a seventh tornado -- this one in Mathews -- touched down Monday during a flurry of storms that devastated southeastern Virginia.
The tornado touched down in Mathews County, it was a category...