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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Esther Walker Saunders

SoVaNow.com / February 13, 2013
Esther Walker Saunders, 84, of South Hill, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at W.S. Hundley Extended Care.

Mrs. Saunders was born in Chase on Jan. 18, 1929 to the late Clifford Neal and Ruth Surratt and was raised by her stepfather Earl Walker. She attended historic Thyne Institute, graduating in 1947. She moved to East Orange, N.J. and worshipped at Peaceful Zion Baptist Church, after returning to Virginia she reunited with Silone Baptist Church.

Cherishing her memories are her husband, James, daughter, Sylvia Ann of South Hill, two sons, David-Scott of Jersey City, N.J., and James Jr. (Donna) of Easton, Pa., three sisters, Amy W. Butler of Richmond, Ida Walker of Baltimore, Md., and Mary W. Wright of Fort Washington, Md., six nieces, Anna Frances, Darlene, Janice, Gail, Audrey and Yvette; two nephews, Allen and Milton and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Silone Baptist Church, with Rev. Melvin J. Palmer delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in Thyne Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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

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