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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Helen Sadler Owen

SoVaNow.com / January 10, 2013
Helen Sadler Owen, 86, of 612 Berry Hill Road, formerly 401 Leigh Street, South Boston, died Jan. 4, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Henry Ellis Sadler and Daisy Lowery Sadler and was married to the late William Aaron Owen.

She was a homemaker and a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, James E. Owen and wife Ann of Julian, N.C.; one sister, Myrtle Ray of Buffalo Junction; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William Thomas Owen.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Stewart officiating.

On-line condolences may be made at http://www.brooksfhinc.com.

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