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10 years added to burglary sentence

Leonard to depart as Halifax IDA director

Matt Leonard, executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority, will be departing the position Nov. 1 in a decision that the IDA describes as “mutually agreed” upon.

Halifax County dodges a bullet with Florence

Riverdale floods, but it could have been much worse


Comets squander the win

After blowing sizeable leads, Comets fall to Tunstall 43-29 in district opener





Abigail Elaine Whitaker / October 16, 2014

Abigail Elaine Whitaker of South Boston passed away at Duke University Hospital on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. She was born in South Boston on July 30, 2014 at 3:55 p.m. and was two months old. She was the daughter of Brandy Jhonna Villeda and the late Justin Esmond Whitaker.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Colton Wayne Whitaker of South Boston, her maternal grandparents Telma and Edwin Villeda of South Boston and her paternal grandmother, Tammy Crenshaw Barksdale and husband Mark of South Boston and David Whitaker and wife Carolyn of Ft. Benning, Ga. And her godmother, Marion West Womack of South Boston.

A funeralwill be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jay Logan officiating. Burial will follow at Union United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7-8:30 p.m.

Flowers are welcome, but those wishing to give memorials should consider Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592. Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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