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Palmore’s legacy: commitment, character

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Rivers rise, but flood impact minimal after snow, rain

Prizery goes caroling in Constitution Square

‘No singing skills required!’

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Fatal crash investigated in Halifax County

Around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, Virginia State Police was called to the scene of a fatal crash in Halifax County.

Hospitals: We’re ready for swine flu

Local health providers say they are prepared for a possible outbreak of swine flu in Virginia as cases continue to surface across the U.S. and the world. At least 152 people have died of a virulent strain of the flu in Mexico, and while cases in the United States have been much milder public health professionals say they’re taking no chances. In Virginia, Gov. Tim Kaine on Tuesday declared a public health emergency, and local providers are bracing for the possible spread of the disease — although they stress that people should not allow their fears to get the best of them.

Retail Merchant honoree

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BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR — Ramona Bowen of Avon Products, Inc. was named this year's "Business Person of the Year" by members of the local Retail Merchants Association. Here she is presented with a silver tray by Association President Mac Ragans. Guest speaker at the group's annual banquet was Rabiah Seminole of the Blue Horse Mukwa, Equine Retirement and Rescue Center in Chase City. The organization takes in horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected or deemed past their prime by former owners. The group currently has 40 horses in its care.

Tobacco Heritage Trail nets $6 million in stimulus funds

The Tobacco Heritage Trail has landed its largest grant to date — $6 million in federal stimulus funds to build a 16-mile segment of trail from Lawrenceville to Brodnax, which straddles the Mecklenburg-Brunswick county line. The award, announced Tuesday by Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello, provides a welcome boost for the rails-to-trails project, envisioned to run 160 miles through the counties of Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Halifax, Lunenburg and Charlotte.

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