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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.





Longtime OB/GYN dies at home

South Boston News
Dr. Phillip Ward / April 16, 2013
Dr. Phillip Ward, the Halifax County Medical Examiner and a longtime OB/GYN in the area, has died.

Ward was found dead at his Buffalo Junction home Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health recently.

Ward, a Board-Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, joined Fuller-Roberts Clinic in South Boston in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

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So sorry to learn of Phil's passing. I always enjoyed his easygoing manner and informality (lack of neckwear!!). He will be missed by many.

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