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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Route 662 to close for three weeks

SoVaNow.com / August 25, 2014
Route 662 (Birch Elmo Road) over Tanners Branch, from its intersection with Route 660 (Glass Mill Road) to its intersection with Route 684 (Mt. Zion Church Road) will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning on Monday, Sept. 22, due to superstructure replacement, according to VDOT.

The road closure will be in place approximately three weeks.

The Department of Transportation will provide adequate signs for the closure and detour of this portion of Route 662 (Birch Elmo Road) along Route 360 west (Mountain Road in Halifax County and Old Richmond Road in Pittsylvania County) to Route 661 south (High Point Road) to Route 660 east (Glass Mill Road) and back to Route 662 (Birch Elmo Road).

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