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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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Arthur Ernie Sydnor

SoVaNow.com / July 19, 2013

Arthur Ernie Sydnor of White Oak Fork Church Road, Virgilina died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the age of 43. Born in Halifax County on June 21, 1970 to the late Arthur Alton Sydnor, Sr. and Thelma Suitt Sydnor, he was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

Mr. Sydnor is survived by his aunts and uncles, Nannie Betts of Roxboro, N.C., Marie King, Truette Richardson, Dorothy Fountain and husband, Robert, Christine Sydnor and Evaughn Wilkins, all of Virgilina, Delories Suitt Boxley of South Boston, John Lee Suitt and wife Sandra of Burlington, N.C., John Betts of Roxboro, N.C., and the devoted Lee Lester and wife, Rose of Virgilina, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends including the devoted Ms. Angel Hunt.

A funeral will be held on Friday, July 19 at 3 p.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Nannie Betts, 10411 Virgilina Road, Roxboro, N.C.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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