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Halifax County Chamber bestows top honors online

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce met online Thursday to name the Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Young Professional of the Year.

Davis named winner of 2020 Principal’s Award at HCHS

Outgoing HCHS graduate Brandon Davis is the winner of the 2020 Principal’s Award

Riverdale goes under for second time in 2020

As predicted, Riverdale and the 58-501 intersection went underwater this weekend but with plenty of advance warning to allow merchants and travelers to adjust.


Jeffress, Lee named Top Athletes at HCHS

Deaundra “Dee Dee” Jeffress and Thomas Lee were honored as Female and Male Athletes of the Year at Halifax County High School Thursday morning.





Linda Maxine Baskerville Merritt / June 05, 2019

Linda Maxine Baskerville Merritt, daughter of the late Mary E. Rogers Baskerville and the late Allen Baskerville, was born on March 22, 1949 in Palmer Springs. On Thursday, May 22, 2019 at 8:50 p.m., the angel of silence came by and sealed the lips of our beloved, Linda Merritt. Her soul winged the flight from this world of pain and sorrow to a place of eternal rest.

Linda joined Roanoke Chapel United Church of Christ at an early age. She graduated from East End High School, Mecklenburg County in 1967. Upon graduation, Linda moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she attended Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. There she received a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She worked various jobs and later retired from Western Southern Insurance Company.

Linda leaves to cherish her memories one son: Marlin Cordell Merritt (Charis); three sisters: Mattie Baskerville of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sherby Sudds (James) of Clarksville, and Varetta Copeland of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two brothers: Bud Baskerville (Vernice) of Boydton and Danny Goodine of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one aunt: Ernestine Fisher of Jamaica, N.Y.; two uncles: Lancaster Baskerville and Lee Taylor of New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends including devoted friends: Leonard Jiggetts, Shirley Dunston, Barbara Moss and her four legged companion, Bandit; and extra special thanks to the Nathaniel and Patricia Wooden and Dorothy Russell for opening up their homes to take care of our loved one until her transition to heaven.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by two brothers: Varon Baskerville and Thomas Baskerville.

A funeral was held on Saturday, June 1, noon at Roanoke Chapel United Church of Christ, Boydton.

Services were entrusted to Carter’s Funeral Home.

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