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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.





Frank Tweedy / November 08, 2012
Frank Tweedy passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

A proud son of Dixie and Old Dominion (Altavista), he is survived by his loving daughter Heather Plemons (Chad), his two wonderful joys, granddaughters Erin and Lindsey Plemons, a sister Barbara, (Dr. J.A. Crowell) of Highpoint, N.C., niece Kelly C. Harris of Morehead City, N.C., nephew Jonathan Crowell of High Point, N.C., and their respective families.

A former computer systems professional and right-of-way acquisition agent, he was a Vietnam combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient while serving in his beloved United States Marine Corps.

At his request, there are to be no formal services.

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