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Kickoff set Saturday for Barn Quilt Trail

The Halifax County Barn Quilt Trail will kick off its celebration Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Halifax Farmers Market. There will be an information table at the market where…

Mecklenburg County eyes two percent increase in real estate tax rate

Top-line 42 cent rate would go unchanged, but rising values would net fresh revenue

Mecklenburg County hosts state education leaders


Big weekend of racing comes to SBS, VIR

Philip Morris returns to South Boston Speedway Saturday, while the Andretti family will have a presence at VIR





Paul Dean Loftis / April 10, 2018

Paul Dean Loftis, age 79, of Clarksville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was the son of the late Flint and Lottie Loftis. Paul was born in Roxboro, N.C., on Sept. 25, 1938. He was employed by Burlington Industries for 45 years and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Paul was a member of Public Fork Christian Church where he served as a deacon for many years.

He leaves behind a wife, Betty, of 57 years, son, Paul Dwayne Loftis of Coweta Ok., daughter-in-law, Melinda, grandsons, Josiah and Wyatt of Tulsa Ok., and a sister JoAnne Webster and husband, Bob of Roanoke.

Services were held Saturday, April 7 at Public Fork Christian Church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Public Fork Christian Church Building Fund, 1720 JEB Stuart Highway, Red Oak, VA 23964.  

Condolences may be expressed at

Wood Funeral Service is serving the family.

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