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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

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.

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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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Winter weather here at last?

SoVaNow.com / January 17, 2013
Forecasters are warning of a fast-moving winter weather system that may bring an accumulation of snow tonight — prompting local residents to rush out yesterday to grocery stores for bread, milk and other staples to get through the storm.

The forecast for the area is “a moderate accumulation of snow,” beginning late today. Schools are already scheduled to be closed on Friday in celebration of Lee-Jackson Day.

With more rain predicted early in the morning, followed later by a mix of snow and sleet, the Dan River is expected to reach a height of 22 feet today, possibly spilling out over its banks along the site of the Crossing of the Dan memorial.

According to South Boston Town Manager Ted Daniel, the rising water level is not expected to create any flooding of roads in the Riverdale area.

However, Daniel pointed to the possibility that more precipitation could raise the water level to some 25 feet, which could cause some minor flooding, but still not be enough to get into the roadway.

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