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Local Visitor Center garners honor from state association

The South Boston/Halifax County Visitor Center has received the “Visitor Center of the Year” award given annually by the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB).

Fire halted at edge of data center

Leaf-burning spirals out of control; person responsible may be liable for damage after violating 4 p.m. ban

Chase City beefs up ordinance for derelict buildings

The ordinance defines a dilapidated building as any residential, rental or commercial structure that could contribute to the spread of disease or injury, creates a fire hazard, is liable to…

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SBS to race under the lights

The first race of the night will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

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Robert Earl Childress Jr.

SoVaNow.com / January 10, 2013
On Jan. 3, 2013, the angels came down and took our beloved Robert Earl Childress Jr. to heaven. Robert was born in Halifax County to the late Catherine and Robert Earl Childress Sr. on Sept. 22, 1949. He was married to the former Carolyn Vass for 42 years and to this union five children were born — four sons, Dion (Stephanie) of Redford, Mich., Shaan and Robert of Detroit, Mich., and DeWaan (Tanya) of Redlands, Calif., and one daughter, Marquita of Virginia Beach. He is survived by his wife and children, five grandchildren, two great-grands, his sister, Ellen King of Augusta, Ga., his mother-in-law, Arnita Vass of South Boston, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald.

A funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 11 at noon at Mt. Pleasant CME Church, 7184 Mountain Road, Halifax with the Rev. Evon Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends at 2158 Mountain Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements by Dunn & Sons Funeral Home of Halifax.

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