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Miss Virginia shines at Miss America Pageant

Courtney Garrett, whose grandfather lives in Halifax County, is first runner-up

Spirits of the past

In the 1920s and 1930s, if you lived in Franklin County, most likely you were in involved in the county’s biggest industry — making illegal whiskey or moonshine.

Mecklenburg County, Boydton looking for funds to upgrade plant

Help sought with $4 million cost

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12 runners, 208 miles, 36 hours, no sleep

Recently, a group of twelve local runners took on the challenge of participating in the Blue Ridge Relay. A grueling, two hundred plus mile relay spanning two days, mountainous terrain,…

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Michael Dean Gregory

SoVaNow.com / November 07, 2013

Michael Dean Gregory, 52, of South Boston, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on Dec. 6, 1960, a son of John Richard Gregory and Constance “Connie” Jones Gregory. He was married to Sonja Anderson Gregory and formerly attended Grace Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Washington & Lee University and was proprietor of Gregory Jewelry Store, Farmville.

In addition to his parents and wife, Michael is survived by his daughter, Lauren Gregory of South Boston; one brother, Rick Gregory of Richmond; his mother-in-law, Lois Anderson of Chatham and his brothers-in-law, Donald Anderson of Kentuck and Barry Anderson of Powhatan.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Stewart and Rev. Brian Smutz officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery, Scottsburg.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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