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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Beulah Carter Compton / January 14, 2013
Beulah Carter Compton of Hurt, formerly of Chester passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at her home in Hurt. She was born in Georgetown, S.C. on Oct. 28, 1935 and was 77 at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late John Carter and Isabel Goins Carter and was married to the late Chester Sampson Compton. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Chester and was attending Grace Community Church in Altavista.

Mrs. Compton is survived by four daughters, Roxie Ann Evans of Florence, S.C., Vickie C. Winfield and husband David of Hurt, Nancy Creel and husband Roosevelt of Charleston, S.C., and Cathy C. Parker and husband Robert of Latta, S.C.,, a son Danny Ray Griffin of Asheville, N.C., and a stepson, Dewey Compton and wife Valerie of South Boston and five grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Ligon Family Cemetery at Scottsburg with Rev. Rodney Jenkins officiating.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Wednesdayfrom 10 a.m.-noon.

On-line condolences may be made at http://www.powellfuneralscom.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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