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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.





Robert David Floyd / November 05, 2013

Robert David Floyd, 59, of Chase City, formerly of Leominster, Mass., died on Nov. 1, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband to Linda, father to Christopher Floyd, Bobbi Jo Baker, and Lori Wright (Marcus Wright), Papa to Jennifer and Victoria Rickman, Keshawn and Jakayla Wright.

Robert dedicated his life to serving families and children as a Camp Director at Camp Lowe, through the Montachusette YMCA and as a proud Family Service Coordinator for MOC Head Start Program. Robert served his country as a Military Police Officer during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Saint John’s Episcopal Church and the American Legion. Robert will be sadly missed by family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Bob’s Campers, Check Payable to: Bob’s Campers Rollstone Bank & Trust, 780 Min St. Fitchburg, MA 01420 and also to Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 338 East Fourth Street, Chase City, VA.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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