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Man sentenced to year in prison on drug count

Ten arrested, seven more sought in drug, firearms sweep

A long-term investigation has resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals in the Southside Virginia region on approximately 31 drug and firearm charges.

Victim identified in July 6 death in La Crosse

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has identified Jessica Stroud, 35, of Waynesboro as the victim in a July 6 death in La Crosse that police describe as suspicious.


Halifax routed by Mecklenburg in pre-majors state tournament





Lettie Magdalene Robertson Perkins / October 11, 2018

Lettie Magdalene Robertson Perkins, 96, of Virgilina Road, Virgilina died Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at her home. She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 11, 1922, a daughter of the late Julia Ann Robertson. She was married to the late Tyree Perkins and was a member of Blue Wing Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Perkins is survived by two daughters, Dorothy King of Virgilina and Gladys Banks (Joe) of Roxboro, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, two grandsons, one great-grandchild, one great-great-grandson, three sisters and one brother.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at Blue Wing Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Graham Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing was Wednesday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 3063 Virgilina Road, Virgilina.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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