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Man sentenced to year in prison on drug count

Ten arrested, seven more sought in drug, firearms sweep

A long-term investigation has resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals in the Southside Virginia region on approximately 31 drug and firearm charges.

Victim identified in July 6 death in La Crosse

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has identified Jessica Stroud, 35, of Waynesboro as the victim in a July 6 death in La Crosse that police describe as suspicious.


Halifax routed by Mecklenburg in pre-majors state tournament





Betty Jean Phelps Currie / January 08, 2019

Betty Jean Phelps Currie, age 80, of Bracey died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at her residence. She was a former security guard for Raytheon Corporation.

She is survived by her husband Larry Currie of Bracey, four daughters: Donna J. Buckman and husband Tim of Charlotte, N.C., Frances M. Gailliard and husband Albert , Debra L. Hurdle and Pilar C. Navarro all of Portsmouth, three step-children , 10 grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two daughters; Sandra M. Brainard and Charlene Kelly.

A graveside service was held conducted Friday, Jan. 4, in Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth, by Pastor Albert Gailliard.

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Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Currie family.

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