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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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DEADLY DAY ON I-85

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The wreckage from the I-85 crash Tuesday that killed five people. (State Police photo)
SoVaNow.com / April 03, 2013
The wreckage from the I-85 crash Tuesday that killed five people. (State Police photo)

Sgt. Michelle Anaya said a 2006 Honda pickup truck was traveling northbound on the southbound lane around 5:42 a.m., when it struck a 2011 Toyota Corolla traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver and three passengers in the car were killed upon impact, as was the driver of the truck. Anaya added that the magnitude of the crash is making it difficult to identify the victims or ascertain if there were any other passengers in the pickup.

It is also unknown if alcohol or other factors contributed to the crash.

Anaya said it could take a couple of days before authorities are able to identify those killed.

Troopers reopened the southbound lanes around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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