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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Jeff Burton takes wheel for Michigan race in place of Tony Stewart / August 14, 2014
Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races and a South Boston native, will drive in place of Stewart.

This driver change pertains only to Michigan. Stewart's plans for upcoming Sprint Cup races have yet to be determined. The announcement, made by Stewart-Haas Racing Thursday night, will be followed by a press conference Friday at 10 a.m. EDT with Burton and team officials at the Michigan track.

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