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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are investigating a Friday morning hit-and-run in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line that sent a pedestrian to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.…

Remains of Emma Compton Layne identified; leads sought in homicide

Human remains found in the Nathalie area in November have been positively identified as those of Emma Compton Layne of Cody, who has been missing since June 20, 2017.


One Dixie for all

Scottsburg merges with Halifax County Dixie Youth to form one countywide league





Helen Virginia Hastings Day / April 25, 2011
Helen Virginia Hastings Day of Roxboro, N.C., formerly of Halifax County, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Canterbury House in Roxboro.

She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 7, 1920 and was 90 at the time of her death.

She was the daughter of the late Hubert Haynes Hastings and Bessie Elizabeth Newton Hastings and was married to the late Odis P. Day. She was a member of First Baptist Church of South Boston.

She is survived by a sister, Frances Hastings Vaughan and husband “Buck” of Scottsburg, a nephew, Michael Day of Ewing, a special cousin, Olivia Newton Glass, Sean Glass and Richard Lane, all of Hampton and special friends Vickie Bentley and fianc Thomas Yeatts of Roxboro, and Katie Vaughan of Roxboro, and constant companion at the Canterbury House Wiley Flynn.

A graveside service will be held Monday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge cemetery with Rev. Don Bryant officiating. Online condolences may be made at http://www.powellfuneralscom.

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