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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.





Nathalie man dies in single-car crash / September 01, 2014

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, for 79-year-old Emerson Martin of Nathalie, who died in a single vehicle crash on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

According to a report filed by investigating Virginia State Trooper B. L. Crews, Martin was the driver of a 2005 Chrysler 300 which veered off the left side of Lower Liberty Road, about one tenth mile south of its intersection with Liberty Road. The vehicle struck two bushes and then collided with a tree.

Martin was declared dead at the scene of the crash which occurred at 6:20 p.m.

In other reports from the Virginia State Police, a South Boston driver, Debby M. Harmon, 63, was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way when the 1999 Oldsmobile she was operating struck the side of the 2007 Ford Fusion operated by 32-year-old Erica S. Throckmorton of South Boston.

The crash occurred at 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday on State Route 360, some 50 feet west of its intersection with US 360.

Investigating Virginia State Trooper D. B. Meeks estimated damages to the Oldsmobile at $2,000 and those to the Ford at $2,500. There were no injuries in the accident.

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