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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





Frances Allen Arnold / April 09, 2018

Frances Allen Arnold, 74, of South Boston, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She was born in Halifax County on April 10, 1943, daughter of the late Nadie Eanes Fallen. She was a member of Hunting Creek Church.

Ms. Arnold is survived by one daughter, Wendy Arnold Shotwell and husband Jim Ray Shotwell II of South Boston; two sons, Brian Arnold of Richmond and Matt Arnold and wife Robin of Blairs; five grandchildren, Ben Arnold, Megan Fincher, Abby Arnold, Drew Russell and Carly Shotwell and special friend, Frankie Wilkerson.

She was preceded in death by one son, Scott Arnold.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Todd McClure officiating.

Memorials may be directed to Pulmonary Fibrosis Association,

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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