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South Boston Police catch up with suspect

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.

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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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Robert Adam Troy

SoVaNow.com / June 25, 2012
Mr. Robert Adam Troy of South Boston passed away peacefully at home on June 24, 2012. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 2, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris Keafer Troy and Robert Paul Troy and sisters Doris Mihocko and husband Joe and Helen Klein and husband John.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Plake Troy, his son, Robert Paul Troy of Plano, TX and wife Pam, his daughter Connie Sue Troy of South Boston, grandchildren Adam and Hannah Troy of Plano. TX, one brother, James Paul Troy of Schenectady, NY and wife Elaine and numerous nieces and nephews.

He went to school in Sharpsville, PA and started to work at Westinghouse Electric Corporation following graduation. He served two years in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC during the Korean War and continued his education in Electrical Engineering at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He worked his entire career of over 43 years for Westinghouse, retiring as a marketing representative in 1991. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of South Boston having transferred from Covenant Presbyterian Church of Sharon, PA. He served as both a deacon and an elder. He was a good son, a faithful husband and a loving father and grandfather. He will be missed by all and remain forever in the hearts of his family and friends.

The funeral will take place in Pennsylvania; however arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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