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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.


12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…





Two dead as plane goes down at Virginia International Raceway; victims identified (UPDATE)

Virginia State Police have confirmed the identities of two persons who died Friday in a plane crash at Virginia International Raceway in Alton. The dead are Jon Couch, 46, the pilot, and his mother, Frances G. Couch, 72, the plane's passenger. Both hailed from Annapolis, Md.

Brown, Crawley named HCHS Homecoming queen, king

South Boston News
Melyse Brown and Raymond Deon Crawley were named the 2010 Halifax County High School Homecoming king and queen Friday night during halftime of the Comets' varsity football game against Magna Vista. Brown is the daughter of Theresa Coleman and step-father Gordon Coleman. Crawley is the son of Sonya McKenzie and Raymond Crawley. (David Conner II photo

SVHEC hosts regional workforce forum

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Top, Dennis Smith with SVCC facilitates a lunch roundtable discussion with several elected officials. There were 11 tables of Workforce Forum attendees having in-depth discussions about the workforce challenges and opportunities across the region. Above, William E. Coleman, chairman of the SVHEC board of trustees, extends a warm welcome to Forum attendees.

On Sept. 23, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center hosted its inaugural Workforce Forward 2011 Forum. One hundred and fifteen leaders from across southern Virginia gathered for regional dialogue focused on education, employment, and economic development.

First Presbyterian to hold Angel Food open house Thursday

South Boston News
Come to the Angel Food Open House at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and register to win a box of Angel Food. There will also be free hot dogs, chips and drinks, as well as samples of Angel Food meats grilled onsite. Orders for October delivery will be taken during the Open House. Stewart Nelson loads Angel Food boxes into a customer's vehicle on distribution day.
First Presbyterian Church in South Boston is having an Open House on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to celebrate their Angel Food Ministry. There will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks for those attending, along with samples of Angel Food meats, such as their gourmet chicken breasts.

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