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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





Robert Dallas Rice / February 01, 2018

Robert “Bob” Dallas Rice, husband of Rebecca Adcock Rice, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born in Mecklenburg County to the late Willie Lee Wiley and Grady Lee Rice. Bob served his country in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962. He retired from Burlington Industries after thirty plus years of employment. Bob was a member at Union Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife Becky, cherishing his memories are his daughter Angela Bagbey and her husband Danny of Nelson; son Two Rice and his friend Tabitha of Clarksville; grandchildren Kelsey Owen (David), Brianna Rice, Seth Bagbey and Robbie Rice; sister Helen Morrison (Bob) of Aberdeen, N.C., brother Ted Rice (Jane) of Oxford, N.C., and sister-in-law Patsy Rice of Clarksville.

In addition to his parents, Bob, was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Rice.

A funeral was held Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Union Chapel Baptist Church with burial to follow at Oakhurst Cemetery. Rev. Jackie Wray conducted the service.

The family received friends Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mecklenburg County Life Saving & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1539, Clarksville, VA 23927.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Service.

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