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Transition center draws complaints of neighbors

Public input on the new “transition center” at 1332 Moore Street for locals struggling with homelessness and unemployment dominated debate at the Monday night meeting of South Boston Town Council.

Halifax lawyers inspired by their work for Legal Aid

You might think that the lives of Carol and Alan Gravitt were set on parallel courses from the start.

Halifax County trustees ease rules on student cell phone use

The Halifax County School Board agreed Monday night to revise the cell phone policy at Halifax County High School to make the rules more consistent and hopefully easier to enforce.

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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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