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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Alphas G. Pollard

SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2013
Alphas G. Pollard, 94, of Chase City, died March 20, 2013.

She was a social reporter with The News Progress with 47 years of service, a long time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, honorary trustee of Prestwould Foundation, board member of the Fine Arts Museum of Southern Virginia, honorary member of the Fortnightly Club, emeritus board member of MacCallum More Gardens and Museum, and was named Chase City “Citizen of the Year” in 1988.

She was the widow of Carl Edward Pollard and is survived by her son, Carl Edward Pollard Jr. and wife Mary, of Alexandria, daughter, Geraldine P. Sherman and husband Walter, of Fort Mill, S.C., grandsons, C. Edward Pollard III of Leesburg, F. Laughton Sherman and wife Mary, of New York, granddaughters, Susan Pollard Freimanis and husband Adam, of Alexandria, Portia Pollard Mackinnon and husband Mark, of Charlotte, N.C., six great grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Paul Phillips officiating. Mrs. Pollard will be interred in Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John‚s Episcopal Church, 338 4th St., Chase City or MacCallum More Gardens, PO Box 104, Chase City, VA 23924.

Wood Funeral Service, Chase City, is serving the family.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.woodfuneralservice.com

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