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Rising Dan River shuts down U.S. 501 through Riverdale

Halifax County ‘dodged a bullet’ with storm

Light flooding, downed trees and power outages reported as Southside copes with heavy rainfall

Halifax County supes mull funding for fire departments, trail, road work

Tonight’s session will begin at 6:30 in the second floor meeting room of the Bethune Complex.


Bruised Comets seek turnaround

Halifax County High School varsity football can still enjoy a positive season, but the Comets will need a turnaround effort at Martinsville Friday.





Michael Kent McPeters / November 13, 2012
Michael Kent McPeters, 61, of Chase City, passed away on Nov. 10, 2012.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1951 to Catherine Gregory McPeters of Chase City, and the late J.C. McPeters Jr. Michael was a Virginia Tech graduate and enjoyed refinishing furniture.

He is survived by one brother, Gary McPeters and his wife, Patricia of Chase City.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mike Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

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