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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

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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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Bernard Clark Jr.

SoVaNow.com / September 11, 2013

Bernard Clark Jr., 70, of Skipwith entered eternal rest Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia. Mr. Clark was born in Mecklenburg County on July 19, 1943 to the late Bernard, Sr. and Bessie Tucker Clark.

He attended the schools of Mecklenburg County and was a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. Mr. Clark was a retired farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosa Ann Bullock and Mary Kate Sturdivant and two brothers, Ben Clark and Willie Lee Sturdivant.

Cherishing his memories are three brothers, John Sturdivant, James Otis Sturdivant and Harold Clark all of Chase City, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, with Rev. Willie L. Carter Sr. officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home.

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