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

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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

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





Harold Riggins Carter / November 05, 2013

Harold Riggins Carter, 89, of Chase City, passed away on Nov. 1, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1924 to the late Willie and Fannie Carter.

He is predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Hazel Harris Carter and his son, Harold R. Carter, Jr. He is survived by his son, William “Randy” Carter and his wife, Carolyn of South Hill, three daughters, Bonnie Kaplan and her husband, Emil of Wake Forest, N.C., Mary Etta Dickenson and her husband, Brent of Chase City, and Diane Tyree and her husband, Charlie of Roanoke, nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Mabry Wells of South Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral with military honors was held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chase City Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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