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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.





More School Board, supervisors results / November 07, 2013
In other local races Tuesday night:

ED-2 School Board trustee Karen Hopkins bested two opponents for the seat. Hopkins got 569 votes while Ida Catherine Terry collected 305 votes and Pattie “Lisa” Hatcher received 229.

In ED-3, School Board chairman Kim Farson who was running unopposed garnered 848 votes with no write-in votes cast.

For Board of Supervisors in ED#3, Earl M. Womack received 466 votes after yesterday’s canvas. Ray Owen got 460.

The third candidate, Arthur Reynolds, collected 311 votes.

For the ED-6 seat on the Board of Supervisors, Larry Giordano won handily with 849 votes. His opponent, John Voss had 477 votes.

In the only other seat up for election on the Board of Supervisors, Chairman Tom West of ED-2, running unopposed, garnered 867 votes with no write-ins.

In Town elections, South Boston interim Mayor Ed Owens was unopposed and collected a total of 1,756 votes. Margaret Coleman won the one seat on Council which was being vacated by interim member Morris Bryant. Coleman received 952 votes while her challenger, Jim Debiec got 852 votes.

In Halifax two candidates serving interim terms on Town Council won their elections with no opposition. Kristy Johnson was elected to represent Ward D with a total of 163 votes while Janice H. Powell was elected to represent voters in Ward A with 63 votes.

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