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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR





Chawn Laree Cliborne-Bego / April 16, 2018

Chawn Laree Cliborne-Bego, 41, of South Boston, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born in Halifax County on Oct. 12, 1976, daughter of Suzanne Caudle Blanton and James Samuel Cliborne. She was married to Alexander Anthony Bego and was a member of First Baptist Church.

In addition to husband, she is survived by one son, Silas Blixa Bego of South Boston; her mother, Suzanne Caudle Blanton and husband Les of South Boston and her father, James Samuel Cliborne and wife Vicky of Halifax.

A funeral was held Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home with Laura Reitmeier and Jenny Witko officiating. Burial followed in Virgilina Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to service and at the home of her mother, 112 Ratliff Drive, South Boston and her father, 4121 Oak Level Road, Halifax.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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