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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





John William Wagstaff / December 12, 2017

John William Wagstaff Jr. of Chase City, husband of Patricia Bryan Wagstaff, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at the age of 74. He was born in Richmond, Oct. 17, 1943 to the late John William Wagstaff Sr. and Edith Dickerson Wagstaff. John was a graduate of Staunton Military Academy and Randolph Macon College. He was a standout football player, winning championships titles at both schools.

John was retired from Baskerville Correctional Center where he worked as a hearings officer. In addition, John was the vice-president of Huss Truck Company and president of Virginia Show Productions. He also was the founder and CEO of WFXQ (Fox) Radio Station in Chase City, the CEO of Wagstaff Enterprises and Drapersville Land Company.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by daughters Kelly Wagstaff Owen and her husband, Marvin Lynn Owen of Chase City, Jane Wagstaff Lacks and her husband, Louis H. Lacks III of Mt. Laurel; son John William Wagstaff III of Glen Allen; sisters Elizabeth Storm, Barbara Gilkey and brother Richard H. Wagstaff. Also surviving are grandchildren Patrick Bryan Owen, Zachary Lynn Owen, Lyndall Elizabeth Lacks, Patricia Lauren Lacks and John William Wagstaff IV and a great-grandchild Noah Bryan Owen.

Services for Mr. Wagstaff will be private.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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