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South Boston Council votes in favor of cigarette tax

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night.

Eight of nine Halifax County schools accredited

Trustees set goals at retreat, hail progress in state ratings


Era of segregated schools is over, but achieving racial parity in education continues to be an unmet challenge


Park View look solid against Prince Edward in scrimmage





Lisa Beth Keeton Adcock / February 13, 2018

On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, the Lord called his child, Lisa Beth Keeton Adcock, to her eternal home. Lisa was preceded in death by her husband, James Vernon Adcock.

She was born in Oxford, N.C. on June 20, 1970. She was employed at Chex Truck World and at the Henderson Daily Dispatch. Lisa was a member of Marrows Chapel United Methodist Church.

Lisa Adcock is survived by her parents, Ann Ruffin Skipwith and Peter Keeton both of Oxford; daughter Kinsey Marie Adcock of Roxboro and son Jacob Lee Adcock of Oxford.

A funeral will be held Wed., Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. John Yount officiating.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

A benefit fund raiser will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Williamson’s Grocery in Bullock, N.C.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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