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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





Jeanette P. Newton / December 21, 2017

Jeanette P. Newton, 95, of Scottsburg, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on April 20, 1922, a daughter of the late Charlie Hagood Powell and Anne S. Powell. She was married to the late James William Newton and was a member of Scottsburg Baptist Church.

Ms. Newton is survived by two daughters, Doris Hupp of South Boston and Florence Conner and husband Tony of Halifax; two sons, Tommy E. Newton and wife Holly of Scottsburg and Dean Newton and wife Jeannie of Scottsburg; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Gibson officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to service.

Memorials may be directed to Dan River Baptist Church Building Fund, 1228 Dan River Church Road, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services.

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