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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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Avis McMillan Pierce

SoVaNow.com / January 28, 2013
Avis McMillan Pierce of 1528 Dogwood Drive, South Boston passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the Woodview. She was born in Martinsville on March 17, 1931 and was 81 years old. She was the daughter of the late Benton McMillan and Erie Lacy McMillan and was married to the late Roland Duncan.

Survivors include five daughters, Susan Ashworth and husband Davis of Eden, N.C., Carolyn Jones and fiancé Charles Glass of Tampa, Fla., Kathy Shepard and husband Keith of Martinsville, Janice Pierce and partner Cynthia Holloway of Tampa, Fla., Connie Beaulieu and fiancé Dwight Ballou of South Boston, fifteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one son, Gary Duncan and wife Kress of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Her cremated remains will be spread at the place of her birth in the Martinsville community.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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