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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.





Jerry Lewis Stumps / March 25, 2014

Jerry Lewis Stumps, 43, of Chase City, Virginia passed away on March 19, 2014.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1970 in South Hill.

Jerry was a former employee of Butler Lumber Company and he enjoyed working on muscle cars and building furniture.

He is survived by his children, Heather Nicole Stumps of Kenbridge, William Morgan Stumps of Fort Hood, Texas, and Matthew Brian Clough of Chase City, two sisters, Catherine Hatcher and her husband Jerry of Chase City, and Donna Wilkinson and her husband Dale of Clarksville, and his devoted friends, Jeff Newcomb and Sarah Farrar. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Angie Newcomb, Bryan Bollinger, Michelle Hamlett, Jerry R. Hatcher, Adam Hatcher, Daniel Wilkinson, and Amanda Wilkinson.

He is predeceased by two brothers, Donald Leo Bollinger and William Morgan Stumps.

A funeral was held Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home chapel. Visitation began one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at the Salem Christian Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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